Implementation of programs similar to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may have beneficials effects on memory function at a population level.
Why this matters
SNAP is a program that helps low-income households achieve food security in the USA. Improvement in nutritional intake may enhance the cognitive health of older adults; however, studies examining the relationship are lacking.
If there is an association between SNAP users and reduced memory decline, more eligible participants may be encouraged to participate in SNAP and similar food security programs.