Maust (Michigan) on survey results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging
"Older adults expect to lose brainpower, but most don't ask doctors how to prevent dementia" - EurekAlert. 5/15/2019.
“While many people in this age range expressed concerns about losing memory, and say they take active steps to prevent it, most haven’t sought advice from medical professionals, who could help them understand which steps actually have scientific evidence behind them,” says Donovan Maust, M.D., M.S., a U-M geriatric psychiatrist who helped design the poll and analyze the results.
“Many people may not realize they could help preserve brain health by managing their blood pressure and blood sugar, getting more physical activity and better sleep, and stopping smoking,” he says.
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"Most older adults don't ask doctors about dementia, survey says" - UPI. 5/15/2019.