As a longtime advocate for Alzheimer’s, I’ve noticed a great many advances in treating and perhaps even curing Alzheimer’s disease. You can write several books on the subject but there’s one particular area that has been brought to the fore lately – the affects of wine on Alzheimer’s.
Researchers have discovered a link between a beneficial compound in red wine called resveratrol compared with the cholesterol-carrying protein (plaque) that can create and/or exacerbate the memory-wasting disease, Alzheimer’s. Resveratrol has been determined to negate the debilitating actions of these oppressive plaques.
The findings have placed wine front and center in the battle of terrible dementia’s like Alzheimer’s. Essentially what the good compounds do is impede development of Alzheimer’s and therein lies the essential good affect that wine has with inhibiting the debilitating disease.
Wine is good
Without getting too technical about this natural disruptor, wine is good. Indeed wine has been associated with properties that are good for your heart as well as fighting cancer due to the anti-oxidant assets. Obviously moderation is the key because too much alcohol can produce other problems such as liver disease and hypertension.
Nevertheless, they found this chemical compound and now are working towards supplying a medication to give potential patients.
Alzheimer’s is a hideous disease that unlike other illnesses attacks the brain and renders the inflicted person helpless to fight it, especially in the latter stages. When fighting other ailments, at least you have your mind but with dementias the will is gone and having seen it first hand, the person has no idea … and I mean no idea, as they are essentially a vegetable.
Hopefully this latest bit of research will bring even more advances with the possibility of a cure for Alzheimer’s in the future. Remember, in moderation … drink up!
Daryle W. Hier
Source: Alzheimer’s Association