Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Many older Americans expect to lose brainpower, poll finds, but most don’t ask doctors about preventing dementia

Newswise imageMany Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll finds. But while the majority of those polled say they take supplements or do puzzles in an effort to stave off brain decline, very few of them have talked with their doctors about evidence-based ways to prevent memory loss. So they may miss out on proven strategies to keep their brains sharp into their later years.