The AP (11/15, Tanner) reported, “Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it,” research indicated. HealthDay (11/15, Norton) reported that “almost half of Americans in their 50s and 60s believed they were at least ‘somewhat likely’ to develop dementia,” the study found. Only five percent, however, “said they had talked to their doctor about ways to lower their risk,” the study indicated. The survey found that one-third instead reported to take “fish oil, vitamin E or other supplements to help ward off memory decline,” despite the fact that “none have been proven to have such benefits.” The findings of the 1,019-adult study published online in a research letter in JAMA Neurology. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)