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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Agents in the Prevention of Late-Life Depression and Cognitive Decline 

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Agents in the Prevention of Late-Life Depression and Cognitive Decline
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Agents in the Prevention of Late-Life Depression and Cognitive Decline
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Ankura Singh

and Olivia I. Okereke

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10.1093/med/9780199380862.003.0023
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date: 13 August 2020

This chapter focuses on the rising popularity of complementary and alternative medicines among older adults. The limited data from existing clinical trials that involve CAM interventions and older populations have indicated that taking supplements of Ginkgo biloba or vitamins C, D, or E does not affect one’s risk of incident cognitive impairment, dementia, and/or depression.

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