I agree with the May 26 editorial that “addressing dementia prevention” is a pressing matter. There are two reasons.

First and foremost, there is yet no established cure, as the editorial says. What’s worse, preventive measures such as adequate physical exercise, social interaction and a healthy diet lack solid scientific evidence that they are effective. What should we do? Now that I have just turned 60, I feel threatened by the status quo. Furthermore, the current and future figures of dementia patients scare me a lot. Hopefully, developing effective drugs for dementia and concrete prevention will be the priority in this country of longevity. The government should take more responsibility.

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