Can Drinking Wine Help Slow Dementia in Seniors?

     If you have a parent or other family member afflicted by Alzheimer’s or some other dementia-involved condition, you know how heartbreaking it can be to feel them slowly slipping away. You’d do just about anything to help them “be themselves” just a little while longer. 

     A study released in mid-May indicates that up to one alcoholic drink per day may slow the development of dementia in seniors who already have mild memory problems, USA Today reported.

     Other reports have shown that light to moderate drinking seems to protect healthy people from developing Alzheimer’s. The key phrase there is “light to moderate,” which echoes our grandparents’ advice of “all things in moderation.”

     The new study, undertaken by Italian researcher Vincenzo Solfrizzi, did not specify which alcoholic beverages might work best in Alzheimer’s prevention. However, Solfrizzi did say that certain natural chemicals in red wine -polyphenols – could be one key.

     (Editor’s Note: Vinesse makes absolutely no medical claims and urges you to consult with your doctor regarding the impact moderate wine drinking may have on one’s health.)

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