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Alzheimer's advice: Heed it or fuhgeddaboudit?

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By Danny Tyree

According to NBC News, a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has offered a ray of hope for those who fear developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.

A miracle cure remains elusive, but research shows that certain "common sense" practices (including regular exercise, specific memory training strategies and controlling high blood pressure) may substantially delay and soften memory loss.

And … even if the researchers turn out to be embarrassingly overoptimistic, you won't remember it and will continue cheerfully making donations to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. It's a classic "Win, Don't Remember LOSING" situation.

Excuse me. There is nothing at all funny about dementia, but there is certainly humor to be found in how we process this good news about reining in its........

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