Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Not Protect Cognition. Intake of omega-3 fatty acids may not protect cognition, a new study suggests. In contrast to some past research, researchers report that after adjustment for confounding factors, red blood cell levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids were not significantly associated with baseline cognitive function or cognitive change over time in older, dementia-free women.Omega-3 fatty acids and domain-specific cognitive aging.
Moderate Drinking May Help Prevent Alzheimer's, Other Dementia. Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, especially wine, may lower the risk of dementia, according to a review of previous research. Moderate drinkers were 23 percent less likely to develop dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of "cognitive impairment," a phrase used to describe a decline in thinking skills. Moderate drinking is generally defined as a maximum of two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women. Moderate alcohol consumption and cognitive risk.
Research Suggests Alcohol Consumption Helps Stave off Dementia. Experts agree that long-term alcohol abuse is detrimental to memory function and can cause neuro-degenerative disease. However, according to a study published in Age and Ageing by Oxford University Press, there is evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Current alcohol consumption and its relationship to incident dementia: results from a 3-year follow-up study among primary care attenders aged 75 years and older.
No link seen between moderate drinking, dementia. While some research has suggested that light drinking may do the aging brain good, a new study finds that older adults who drink moderately may be no more or no less likely than abstainers to develop severe cognitive impairment. Is there an association between low-to-moderate alcohol consumption and risk of cognitive decline?
Blueberry Juice Improves Memory in Older Adults. Scientists are reporting the first evidence from human research that blueberries -- one of the richest sources of healthful antioxidants and other so-called phytochemicals -- improve memory. They said the study establishes a basis for comprehensive human clinical trials to determine whether blueberries really deserve their growing reputation as a memory enhancer. Blueberry Supplementation Improves Memory in Older Adults.