The study involved more than 3 thousand people from Germany at age 75and older. Experts studied the state of the volunteers who did not suffer from dementia. 3 years later, they had repeated the experiment. After analyzing the received data, the researchers concluded that retired people who consumed alcohol 30% fewer suffered from dementia and 40% less suffered from Alzheimer’s disease than non-drinkers (out of 3 thousand participants, 217 nondrinkers revealed dementia praecox).
“People need to realize that we recommend moderate doses of alcohol. The type of drink is not really important. Undoubtedly, overdoing with alcohol affects memory function and can lead to neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, “ - says Professor Siegfried Veyerer from the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany (Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany).
“Older people have more rational attitude to alcohol consumption comparing with youth. For retirees alcohol in small amounts is good for health” - says Dr. Harvey Finkel of the Boston University Medical Center(Boston University Medical Centre).