House Call

Peter N. Landless

a board-certified nuclear cardiologist, is director of the Health Ministries department of the General Conference.

​Do Megadose Vitamins Help Prevent Dementia?

I have a family history of dementia and have been advised that megadoses of vitamin supplements will help to prevent my having the same problem. My pastor is selling a megadose vitamin supplement to our church members; do you advise me to use these? Are there other preventative interventions?

You raise a number of concerns on this important topic. The incidence of various forms of dementia is increasing, and many are worried about their future, just as you are. This concern increases as, for example, we sometimes find ourselves struggling to remember names. This may occur as we grow older, but does not necessarily imply the presence of …

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