A study published in February in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease treated 44 adults ages 50-75 and showed omega-3 fatty acids to “exert positive effects on memory functions.”
Sleep deprivation contributes to lower cognition levels, and sleep deficits are on the rise, according to numbers from the National Sleep Foundation. Foods rich in melatonin, such as tart cherries, can help hurry sleep’s onset and deepen its positive effects on the brain.
As the Baby Boomer generation ages, beverage developers are paying attention to trends and working on products and ingredients to help slow the pace of neurodegenerative conditions, including age-related cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s.
Juices made from antioxidant-rich fruits, as well as specially formulated waters and supplements are among the products finding a market for growing numbers of aging adults.