Drinking alcohol after age 60 can boost your memory, study suggests

October 23, 2014 5:24 PM

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Drinking alcohol after age 60 can boost your memory, study suggests

Previous studies have highlighted heart-healthy antioxidants in wine and fertility-boosting ingredients in beer, but new findings suggest yet another reason to continue hitting happy hour: Drinking alcohol after age 60 may help strengthen your memory.

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, University of Kentucky, and University of Maryland found that among people ages 60 and older who don’t have dementia, light to moderate alcohol consumption can produce a higher episodic memory— the ability to recall memories ...

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