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When it comes to preventing dementia, not much is proved to work, says expert committee

From avoiding high blood pressure to brain training, an expert committee concluded, no interventions are “supported by high-strength evidence.”

To anyone who’s aware that efforts to develop Alzheimer’s drug treatments have met failure after failure, and to have therefore decided that prevention is the only hope, a U.S. panel of experts issued a sobering message on Thursday: Don’t count on it.

From physical activity to avoiding high blood pressure to brain training, a 17-member committee assembled by the National Academies of Sciences concluded, no interventions are “supported by high-strength evidence.” Instead, some high-quality studies found that one

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