Can keeping up to date with your flu and pneumonia shots lower your risk of increased cognitive delay? Could vaccines even minimize your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease? Cognitive Science Researcher, Dr. Ileana Berman discusses a recent study on the matter:

After analyzing a dataset of over nine-thousand health records in the United States, Cognitive Science Researchers at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas health Science Center have come to an interesting conclusion.  Apparently, their research indicated that individuals who receive annual flu vaccines were likely to demonstrate a 17% lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease.  An additional 13% reduction of likelihood was also observed for patients who had received the vaccinations on a regular basis for a period of several years.

At this time, no solid comprehensive connection has been established.  However, this Cognitive Science Research is interesting to note, nonetheless.  Dr. Ileana Berman looks forward to more potential research on this unique connection possibility between vaccinations and cognitive function in old age.