You can read about the new drug, called Prevagen, at http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/prevagen-memory-supplement-risks/2016/07/06/id/737395/
I have been watching the TV ads for Prevagen, which is claimed to improve “short term memory”.
A few days ago, my son bought me a bottle of Prevagen pills, and I tried them. After taking only one of these pills, I was able to recall the names of every President of the USA, starting with Obama and going back to Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was the president in 1933, the year that I was born. I was able to rattle off these names without missing a beat. It was a miracle!
I was overjoyed. My memory had been restored. The next day, I had trouble remembering my own name.
What the ads don’t tell you is that you must keep on taking these pills because they only improve your memory for one day; the next day, you must take another pill.
IOW, you are now hooked on a drug that costs $40 for one small bottle. Who knows what will happen to you if you keep on taking these pills!
Fortunately, my memory has not been wiped out completely, but I am glad that I threw these pills into the trash after only two days.
The only use for these pills, that I would suggest is that the pills could be used by students who are taking an exam and they need to remember what they have read the night before.
In my younger days, I had an eidetic memory, which means that I could literally remember whole pages in books. I could see the pages in my mind’s eye. That is gone now, and I have some problems with my memory.