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Scientists Just Found a Surprising Connection Between Grocery Shopping and Dementia

By Adam Meyer of Best Life | Slide 1 of 5: Every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia, according to Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI). That means by the time you finish this article, 40 or more new people will be facing this debilitating disease, for which there is no cure.This fact is alarming because maintaining cognitive health—your brain's ability to think, learn, and remember clearly—is a critical component of healthy aging. Fortunately, you can reduce your dementia risk with healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating a nutritious diet. However, food security and access to healthy foods that support brain health can be issues for older adults, especially those of a lower socioeconomic status.Now, a new study reveals that older Americans receiving support with grocery shopping through a government assistance program can slash their risk of declining cognitive function. Keep reading to learn how it can help prevent dementia, and what it means for your brain health.READ THIS NEXT: Diabetes Makes Your Dementia Risk Soar by 73 Percent—Here's What You Can Do About It.Read the original article on Best Life.

Scientists Just Found a Surprising Connection Between Grocery Shopping and Dementia

Every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia, according to Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI). That means by the time you finish this article, 40 or more new people will be facing this debilitating disease, for which there is no cure.

This fact is alarming because maintaining cognitive health—your brain's ability to think, learn, and remember clearly—is a critical component of healthy aging. Fortunately, you can reduce your dementia risk with healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating a nutritious diet. However, food security and access to healthy foods that support brain health can be issues for older adults, especially those of a lower socioeconomic status.

Now, a new study reveals that older Americans receiving support with grocery shopping through a government assistance program can slash their risk of declining cognitive function. Keep reading to learn how it can help prevent dementia, and what it means for your brain health.

READ THIS NEXT: Diabetes Makes Your Dementia Risk Soar by 73 Percent—Here's What You Can Do About It.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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