Embracing a Healthy Lifestyle Confirmed as Key in Enhancing Cognitive Function Among Older Adults

6 Feb 2024 • The adoption of a healthier lifestyle in older adults was associated with improved cognitive function, independent of common dementia-related brain pathologies.

A higher lifestyle score, with factors such as noncurrent smoking, physical activity, limited alcohol consumption, adherence to a MIND diet & cognitive activity was also linked to a lower β-amyloid load in the brain, indicating a potential protective role.

A recent study found that in older adults, a healthy lifestyle may provide a cognitive reserve to maintain cognitive abilities independently of common neuropathologies of dementia.

Source: JAMA Neurology | Read full story

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