I have been writing about dementia ever since I started this blog. With increasing longevity in the Western World, dementia is more and more an issue which is overwhelming health services.
Medical researchers in universities all around the world are keeping themselves funded and busy studying possible cures. I have commented on many of them in earlier posts (you can find by clicking on “Dementia” in the TOPICS LIST). Fruit and nut growers everywhere must eagerly await the results of the research. My breakfast cereal is brimming over with every kind of never-heard-of-heard-nuts , berries and dried fruits. All recommended by one group of University researchers or another. Still it it may be costing me a fortune, but the good new is ….. No dementia yet.😀
Now, an even more welcome dementia research revelation from Georgetown University Medical Centre in Washington DC. It has been known for some time that Resveratrol, which is found in red wine, can have positive effects on “day-to-day” living and can help people with tasks such as cooking. That’s brilliant, because up until now, I have only been able to cook toasted cheese sandwiches 😀
One slight caveat with the study is that the tests used pure synthetic Resveratrol, which I have not seen on the pharmacy shelves. To get the same effect with red wine you have to drink 10,000 bottles a day!
I am looking forward to my cooking skills improving and all that wine drinking should be great fun, but I will have to see if I can get a vinyard on prescription, otherwise it could be a bit expensive.