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Can coffee help prevent age-related dementia?

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Dr. Daniel Anderson
Psychiatry

In brief: No

There are no verified preventive substances for "age related" dementia, which technically is not really a disorder. Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, prevalence does increase with advancing age.
Many things have been tested in an effort to find a possible preventive or protective factor, but this remains an ongoing challenge.

In brief: No

There are no verified preventive substances for "age related" dementia, which technically is not really a disorder. Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, prevalence does increase with advancing age.
Many things have been tested in an effort to find a possible preventive or protective factor, but this remains an ongoing challenge.
Dr. Daniel Anderson
Dr. Daniel Anderson
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Dr. David Utzschneider
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Maybe

There is observational evidence in humans and experimental evidence in mice that caffeine (3-5 cups daily) may offer some protective benefit against alzheimer's.
See http://blog.Aarp.Org/2011/06/27/coffee-the-anti-dementia-drink-but-you-need-5-cups-a-day/.

In brief: Maybe

There is observational evidence in humans and experimental evidence in mice that caffeine (3-5 cups daily) may offer some protective benefit against alzheimer's.
See http://blog.Aarp.Org/2011/06/27/coffee-the-anti-dementia-drink-but-you-need-5-cups-a-day/.
Dr. David Utzschneider
Dr. David Utzschneider
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