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What prevents Alzheimer’s and related dementia? You won’t like the answer researchers found

A major new study offers discouraging news about dementia: Nothing is yet proven to prevent cognitive decline late in life. Despite marketing claims for “brain diets,” “brain games” and other interventions, a thorough...

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