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Concerned about Alzheimer’s disease? Why evidence matters.

The results of a recent study from the University of British Columbia are hitting the headlines this week. Researchers examined the quality of online information about Alzheimer’s prevention, calling into question the real mandate of over half the articles they found through Google searches. The study indicates that it can be difficult to distinguish high-quality information resources from those websites that are leveraging unreliable content to sell health products and services. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the study goes on to outline five things to consider when doing online health research. The key takeaway? The most trustworthy health advice is based on scientific research.

Research evidence is the foundation of the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal. So, if you’re looking for credible information about Alzheimer’s disease – check out our evidence-based resources below.

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