50% of Americans Are Worried About Developing Dementia, But Many Unaware of Preventive Steps

Americans are deeply worried about developing dementia, yet few have taken scientifically-proven preventative steps to protect their brains, according to a new report.

More than half of the respondents of a survey of people aged 50 to 64 told researchers that they were very or somewhat likely to develop dementia. But only 5 percent of respondents had talked to their doctor about their fears, and approximately 40 percent used unproven supplements like fish oil.

A research letter about the findings was published today in JAMA Neurology.

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