By the way, doctor: What are the chances of getting Alzheimer's in my 80s?

What are the chances of getting Alzheimer's in my 80s?

Q. I'm 86, and someone told me that I'm no longer in danger of getting Alzheimer's disease. My memory isn't quite what it was, though. Would Alzheimer's medicines help?

A. You're right: At your age, if you haven't developed Alzheimer's disease, you're much less likely to do so than someone in their 50s.

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