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I just heard that ibuprofen may prevent Alzheimer's disease. Is it worth taking it regularly like aspirin for heart disease? How much?
Can you comment on the effectiveness of vinpocetine and its potential cerebral benefits?
Does acupuncture really relieve hot flashes? I'm at the end of my rope and would try anything that can put a stop to them or at least tone them down.
I heard that Alzheimer's disease can now be diagnosed before symptoms develop. Can you tell me what the tests are and where to get them?
I understand that a drug is under study for prevention of Alzheimer's in people who have a strong family history of the disease. What can you tell me about the drug and the study? Who is eligible?
I understand that a study has found that an antidepressant seems to prevent Alzheimer's. Do you think it is worthwhile taking the drug even if you're not depressed? I'm worried about Alzheimer's because my mother was affected.
What you can tell me about bacopa? I first read about it as a treatment for memory problems. Do you know anything about its effectiveness in treating memory problems or what the recommended dosage should be?
I know that it’s best to be optimistic, especially in regard to aging, but that’s easier said than done. Can you learn optimism?
You often suggest exercises to improve balance among seniors. How common are balance problems among older people and what is the cause?
I've recently retired and all the leisure time disturbs me. I think I should seek out new challenges to keep my mind and memory nimble. Any suggestions?
Can you provide an update on the use of glutathione for treatment of Parkinson's disease? Also, what do you know about the use of stem cells for Parkinson's treatment?
I understand that eating blueberries may ward off Alzheimer's disease. This seems too good to be true. Has it been proven? If so, how often should you eat blueberries?