That's fiction. But one simple daily routine will set us on the right path: Take a daily walk.
Rather than one in two, the new research from the University of Cambridge says one in three cases of Alzheimer's disease is preventable, taking into account overlapping risk factors.
Alzheimer's Research UK said age was still the biggest risk factor. Sigh! Without the magic potion, there's not much we can do about the progress of time.
Writing in The Lancet Neurology, the Cambridge team analyzed population-based data to work out the main seven risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.
Low educational attainment
Current estimates suggest that more than 106 million people worldwide will be living with Alzheimer's by 2050, more than three times the number affected in 2010. Read more of the BBC article.
Lately, I've been struggling to take my daily walk. Road-works at the top of my hill is causing miles of idling traffic. Not only are the fumes unpleasant, but the delay means bored motorists watch me struggle to push my rollator along the footpath. There's no way for me to walk elsewhere, so I must endure and persevere. Practice, patience . . . practice, patience. As the renown psychic healer Edgar Cayce said, 'You capture your soul with time, space and patience'. I'm not sure what it means exactly, but I'm on my way.
Do you take a daily walk?