Research Our Literature: Memory Loss is Not Inevitable

Q I have learned that my primary care physician at a V. A. hospital in Arizona has serious bouts of depression for a very understandable reason: both, not one but both, of his parents were victims of Alzheimer’s disease. After the more than 10 years I have known the man, he just recently disclosed this, saying, “I am a doomed man.” I suspect this attitude may have compromised his investigation into substances which might forestall or even preempt the “inevitable.” Please suggest a regimen of nutrients, etc., which, in your opinion, pose the best potential to accomplish that end. He is nearly 60 years old and, this side of occasional bouts of asthma, he gives every appearance of being in good health.

TOM, Sun City, AZ

A Alzheimer’s disease rarely reaches down into the 50s, but it is a growing concern because it is frequently preceded by what is known as mild cognitive impairment. This is a growing concern, especially as we live longer. Although Alzheimer’s is not considered to be a “normal” part of aging by conventional medicine, current research from the National Institute on Aging indicates that its prevalence doubles every five years beyond age 65.

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