My Mother Had Alzheimer's. Will My Fate Be The Same?

Hardly a day goes by that doesn’t herald a new scheme for preventing Alzheimer’s disease. And millions of baby boomers who witnessed a parent’s struggle with dementia can’t help but pay attention as they approach the age when their mother or father first displayed signs of disease.

Is there a way to cut through the hype and find out what measures, if any, will help stave off dementia? To answer this question, I tracked down the doctor who diagnosed my mother 30 years ago.

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