A new study reports positive social support from adult children can help reduce the risk of developing dementia for older people.
Children who regularly consume fruits and vegetables have better mental well-being than their peers who do not consume fresh fruit and vegetables. Those who eat five or more servings of fruits and veggies a day have a better overall mental well-being score, researchers report.
A new study will investigate the effects of exercise and eating a Mediterranean style diet has on the development of dementia, and whether a change in lifestyle has neuroprotective properties. Researchers are looking for volunteers between 55 and 74 years of age to participate in the study.
A new study looks at the effect of digital detox on travelers. Initially, people experience anxiety, frustration, and symptom of withdrawal from technology while traveling. As their trip progresses, people experience more enjoyment and feelings of liberation after spending extended time away from the digital world.
Transplanting fecal microbiota from young mice to older mice reversed hallmark signs of aging in the gut, brains, and eyes. Transplanting the fecal microbiota from old to young mice had the reverse effect, inducing inflammation in the brain and depleting a key protein associated with healthy vision.
Despite common claims that increasing omega-3 consumption will protect against, or reverse, anxiety and depression, researchers report the supplements have little positive effect on mental health.
Older adults who consumed cranberries frequently as part of their diet saw improvements in episodic memory, neural function, and brain perfusion. Cranberry consumption was also linked to a significant decrease in LDL cholesterol. Findings reveal adding cranberries to the diet helps to improve memory and could protect against dementia.