Category: Aging

Moderate Alcohol Drinking and Lower Risk of Dementia: What You Should Know

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The Study Researchers conducted a study of 3,069 community-living adults aged 75 years and older. All were participants in the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study (GEMS).  That’s a federal research project. It reported a strong association between moderate drinking and lower risk of dementia. At the beginning of the study, 2,587 of the participants were …

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Drinking and Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Loss

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The relationship between drinking and dementia, as well as Alzheimer’s, is an important matter. It effects millions of people, their loved ones, and governments. Medical research has shown that moderate drinking reduces the risk of dementia. This includes Alzheimer’s disease. The alcohol can be beer, wine or spirits. However, abstaining from alcohol increases the risk of …

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Drinking Alcohol and Risk of Frailty

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It could be expected that drinking alcohol reduces risk of frailty. That’s because drinking in moderation or even at fairly high levels reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. These diseases contribute greatly to frailty among older men and women. This study looked at patterns of drinking alcohol and the risk of frailty. Researchers …

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Risk of Cognitive Impairment Increased by Drinking Less Alcohol: Abstaining from Alcohol is a Risk Factor for Dementia

The risk of cognitive impairment has again been found higher among those who drink less alcohol. This study followed 1,309 women age 65 or older for twenty years. Alcohol consumption was assessed periodically for 16 years. At the end of 20 years, cognitive impairment, including dementia, was measured. Some women cut their drinking by one-half …

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