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A new series of studies are highlighting evidence that caffeine consumption my help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
I'm sure many of you caregivers, like me, who are coffee addicts, welcome news such as this. For years, most of us have loved the taste of coffee and loved its ability to keep us alert through rough days of caregiving. To hear that moderate consumption of coffee may help slow the advancement of these two diseases is great news indeed.
The researchers suggest that caffeine may be responsible for the helping to reduce the production of amyloid-beta proteins which can impair nerve signals in the brain.
To read more about the studies which appear in a special section of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, visit the Journal's homepage at www.j-alz.com and click on "Therapeutic Opportunities for Caffeine..."