Alzheimer’s ‘Cure’? For Real?
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Calhoun County’s Miles for Memories program, focused on grassroots support for Alzheimer’s and Dementia programs and research, issues a cautionary note about reports of a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Is it based on science or is it a sales pitch?
1.Be aware when…
- If headline is question or exclamation point
- Uses the word “Proven”
- Uses the word “Shocking”
- Are the selling a product?
- Are they making “Promises”?
- “Natural” remedies are exclaimed
2.Do they mention an expert? With no degrees after name?
3.Do they send you to another website?
- Could be a university, pharmaceutical organization
- Peer review will be made
- Find a second credible opinion
- Correlation can be dangerous- not the same as causation
- Co opt actual science i.e. A study published in…. find and go read- often does not really say what the sales pitch is promoting
And if you receive such information? Sherban recommends:
- Use these articles to start a conversation.
- Read past the headline
- Check the sources
- Protect your health, hope and hard earned cash.
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