Senile dementia - Alzheimer's type (SDAT); SDAT
Although there is no proven way to prevent AD, there are some practices that may be worth incorporating into your daily routine, particularly if you have a family history of dementia. Talk to your doctor about any of these approaches, especially those that involve taking a medication or supplement.
In addition, early testing of a vaccine against AD is underway.
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