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Private prayer may boost memory for adults over 50

August 20, 2019

[Futurity.org]

People over 50 who attend religious services and pray privately may notice better memory performance, researchers report.

According to the study’s findings, frequent religious service attendance and private prayer were linked to stronger cognitive health among blacks, Hispanics, and whites….

The researchers used six years of data from the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study, which includes responses from more than 16,000 people over age 50. They asked about religious attendance and prayer, and then tested people’s memory skills….

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