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Preventing dementia: The promising, the disappointing and the inconclusive

What's proved to prevent the development of dementia after the age of 80?

Not brain training, not medication, not regular exercise, not a healthier diet and not a busy social calendar, according to a series of reports published Monday.

But ask the question a bit differently, and the answer is not quite as discouraging: What should you be doing anyway right now that might delay or prevent the development of dementia late in life?

Some combination

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