Moderate drinking reduces risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, according to Denis A. Evans, MD. His research suggests that light drinking may may delay dementia, loss of cognition and Alzheimer's Disease.
Medical research indicates that light or moderate drinking; protects against cerebral lesions, may delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease for as long as three years, is associated with slightly better cognitive (thinking) skills and is associated with an 80% decrease in frequency of dementia.
Denis A. Evans, MD, is the co-director of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging at Rush University Medical Center. He is also the Alva V. and Soloman Jesmer Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.
Evans' key interest is the epidemiology of chronic diseases affecting the elderly population, particularly risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.