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Beverly Hc East
(205) 854-3851
733 Mary Vann Lane
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Beverly Hc Trussville
(205) 655-3226
147 North Chalkville Road
Trussville, AL
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Maria Johnson
48 Medical Park Dr E
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Jefferson Rehabilitation & Health Ctr
(205) 849-2352
200 North Pine Hill Road
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Eastview Healthcare Center
(205) 833-0146
7755 Fourth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Southern Care Birmingham
(205) 655-0222
1301 Center Point Road Suite 203
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Hospices

Otto Eisenhardt
129 E Park Cir
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Harold Thomas
52 Medical Park Dr E
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Medical Center Hospice
(205) 838-5730
7916 Second Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Hospices

Health Services East Inc
(205) 838-5730
7916 Second Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Caffeine May Counteract Alzheimer’s Disease

By David Bois – first published on tonic.com on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:54 PM ET

In addition to that morning kick, caffeine may offer us protective benefits against Alzheimer’s disease according to a new study conducted in Portugal.

As Tonic reported this week, an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis is made in America every 60 seconds. A cure that still eludes us (for not too much longer, we hope) and a population that is aging combine to compel us to remain vigilant and supportive of those who are afflicted and of others who care for them. In the meantime, fascinating bits of insight will arise that help us to better understand this cruel affliction, such as this one reported by Science Daily , which will make an appropriate companion read for that fresh cup of joe you just poured.

In a study of studies, researchers in Portugal have assembled and reviewed a collection of original experimental and epidemiological studies that explore the effects of caffeine on cognitive function and deterioration, and have found evidence that caffeine may slow the progress of the disease and may mitigate the erosion of cognitive function that AD can bring. The subsequent analysis, spearheaded by Alexandre de Mendonça from the University of Lisbon and Rodrigo A. Cunha from the University of Coimbra is available online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease .

Among the primary findings that the ambitious research literature has uncovered are evidence for R...

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