Older adults aren't telling doctors about memory loss

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Many older adults are concerned about memory loss, but don't seek medical help to prevent it.
Researchers surveyed over a thousand adults aged 50 to 64 for the national poll on healthy aging.
While nearly half felt they would develop dementia as they aged, only 5% said they spoke with a doctor about preventing memory problems.
73% also said they did crossword puzzles, or took supplements to improve their brain health, but many studies suggest that does not work.
Experts say the best way you can keep your memory sharp is to follow a healthy lifestyle including eating a healthy diet, lots of rest and having a social life.
The National Poll on Healthy Aging was conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan.
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