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Wine Spectator reports on a new study by Italian scientists saying that one or two drinks of alcohol per day may help fight off dementia and “may provide hope for those at risk of dementia and diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the transitional stage between normal brain function and full-blown, irreversible cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's.”

"While many studies have assessed alcohol consumption and cognitive function in the elderly, this is the first study to look at how alcohol consumption affects the rate of progression of mild cognitive impairment to dementia," study co-author Dr. Vincenzo Solfrizzi, a researcher of geriatrics at the University of Bari, tells the magazine.

The study took place from 1992 through 1996 and used participants from – and we’re not making this up - the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging (ILSA).
KC's View:
This is interesting, because history and experience suggest that after a couple of drinks, many people become more demented about their own personal charm, good looks and irresistibility.

But maybe that just means there is a difference between dementia and delusion.

We’d just like to say, for the record, that we love this study. And if we end up demented, it isn’t going to be because we didn’t give it our best shot.