A recent long-term study has found that drinking up to three alcoholic drinks a day makes you more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia symptoms.
This research, conducted at The University of California in San Diego, comes after a three-decade study, which found that over-65s who drink regularly were more likely to have a long and healthy retirement compared to those who didn’t drink as much or as often.
The study followed more than 1000 middle-class white men and women in San Diego, assessing their cognitive health every four years with a standard dementia screening test. The results showed that alcohol consumption reduced mortality as well as prevented cognitive decline.
Even though the study group was incredibly homogenous – it attained data from one state in America and only looked at one racial cohort – the results seem promising in terms of how we can deal with reducing dementia in our aging population.
However, scientists still stress that the data from this study should not be used as an excuse for people to drink to excess. Alcohol can still have many adverse health affects, including alcohol-related dementia, so drinking in moderation is key.
Since dementia can cause everything from memory loss, to difficulties with thinking, talking, and making decisions, you may need legal assistance in dealing with your financial matters. Romain Coleman are dementia solicitors that can help you with any legal issues you may have regarding your elderly care. We will ensure that your business or estate is dealt with appropriately. We can also get the ball rolling on any healthcare or social care needs that you may require through the later stages of your condition.
Our expert legal team can work with you to discuss the next steps in your care, and to reassure you about your future. It is important that we review the legal remedies that are in place in order to assist you in deciding how best to move forward so that you have access to the necessary arrangements.
Such discussions will include:
• Court of Protection
• Advance Decisions
• Lasting Power of Attorney
• Statutory Wills
If you or someone you know is suffering with dementia you can get in touch with us to talk about how you can next proceed.
Call us on 020 8520 4555 to find out how we can be there for you through your time of need.