New research suggests that cranberries, a superfruit, can help prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.
When eaten with turkey at Christmas, the fruit enhances memory by promoting brain blood flow.
Within a year's time, those who ate a small amount of food each day had improved memory.
A brain scan revealed that the flow of blood to the brain has increased, which improves cognitive function.
In addition, the volunteers had 9% less 'LDL' (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol, the harmful kind that can clog arteries.
During the next three decades, the number of dementia patients globally is expected to quadruple.
Norwich-based University of East Anglia researcher Dr. David Vauzour is the study's lead author "By the year 2050, it is predicted that 152 million Americans would be living with dementia.