Joelle Reizes - March 13, 2013
Getting older doesn’t have to mean a foggier mind. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers are learning more and more about preventive measures we can all take to keep our brains sharp and lower our risk for cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s.
One study has shown that caffeine may contribute to keeping our brains functioning properly. In this Life Line Screening video, learn about the results that showed coffee’s effect on people with the beginnings of Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments.
Visit Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel to learn more about healthy lifestyles. For those without video capability, the text is provided below.
Half-Minute Health-Helpers: Coffee and Alzheimer’s Disease
Here is the audio text to the video:
“As we’re living longer and longer lives, we all want those extra years to be happy, healthy and productive and not compromised with foggy brain function. An article posted recently on WebMD.com announces a study reporting that three cups of coffee a day can stem the tide against debilitating cognitive conditions in older adults who are already experiencing memory problems.
It’s interesting to note that coffee was the main source of caffeine among people in the study as opposed to soft drinks or teas, which may indicate that there’s also a benefit to the bean, as well. So to help keep your mind sharp, remember to jump on the java.”