8 Dementia Myths and the Truth Behind Them

Myth No. 1: Dementia is caused by exposure to aluminum.

Myth No. 2: Dementia is caused by early drug abuse.

Myth No. 3: There is nothing you can do about dementia once you have it.

Myth No. 4: Concussions in youth and middle age cause dementia.

Myth No. 5: Red wine protects you from dementia.

Myth No. 6: If someone in your family has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you will have it too.

Myth No. 7: Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are the same thing.

Myth No. 8: Gingko biloba can prevent memory loss.