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Most older adults don't ask doctors about dementia, survey says


https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2019/05/15/Most-older-adults-dont-ask-doctors-about-dementia-survey-says/1581557923930/?sl=2

I guess I’m weird. Since my mother got Alzheimer’s at 89, I’ve been reading and researching and asking my doc questions regarding it affecting me.
There’s a specific blood test that can indicate a predisposition to it but he wasn’t in favor of doing it-can’t remember why. The medical community has connected seniors taking benzodiazepines to Alzheimer’s down the road. So now I only take one when absolutely necessary (one a month).
I’d rather know ahead of time than be surprised when it hits.
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So interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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