Anyone, At Any Age, Can Have A Bigger, Better Brain
Turn On The Coffee Pot
We came across this encouraging this little gem. There is an ongoing study in Finland called the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Dementia (CAIDE) study. It began in 1998 and has tracked a group of 2,000 individuals since. The average age of those participants at the beginning of the study was 71. Researchers have used the findings from this research to create the CAIDE Dementia Risk Score, which attempts to predict whether a middle-aged person will get dementia 20 years later.
Marjo H. Eskelinen, PhD and neuroscientist at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio Finland, and Miia Kivipelto, MD, PhD and Professor of Clinical Geriatric Epidemiology at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at the Karolinska Institutet in Huddinge Sweden reviewed information from the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Dementia Study (CAIDE). From their report,
In the CAIDE study, coffee drinking of 3-5 cups per day at midlife was associated with a decreased risk of dementia/AD by about 65% at late life.
They also noted,
In conclusion coffee drinking may be associated with a reduced risk of dementia/AD.
We continue to get information confirming that good brain health practices in younger and middle age are critical to brain health when we are older. Read that again; it is really important.
But for now, let’s take a coffee break. Afterall, it’s for our brains. While your sipping your java, take a look at these challenging puzzles to give your brain a workout.
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