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Can we prevent this type of dementia?

Q. Do you think we’ll ever be able to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? A. I do. Not because I’m an optimist (though I am) but because of the results of research in the past 25 years. We had very little idea 25 years ago about what caused Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, research has solidly pointed the finger at two particular proteins in the brain, named beta-amyloid and tau. They may not be…

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