Dark chocolate compounds could aid brain functionality

October 2, 2013

As we are wrapping up World Alzheimer's Month at Hillandale Family of Communities, we would like to extend more information about improving your health as well as your memory. Hillandale just participated in the walk to end Alzheimer's in West Chester, and our fundraising efforts will be used for such studies throughout the Alzheimer's organization.  Our goal at Hillandale is not only to provide exceptional “living as you’ve never seen it before”, but also to provide top notch memory care for yourself or loved ones.

As part of the memory care services that we offer, we will help educate and provide resources for handling potential issues with your loved ones who may be suffering from dementia. Help is out there, and our professionals at Hillandale are here for you.

According to a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, dark chocolate can improve memory and reduce the risk for Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in seniors.

This most recent study focused on participants drinking hot chocolate every day for one month.  The compound in chocolate “flavanol” is what this specific study found to aid in the memory health of seniors.

This study has also found that chocolate can improve overall thinking skills, lower blood pressure, and reduce the likelihood of strokes.  To read the full article, please click here.

Source: Reuters Health
For more information about Alzheimer’s Disease please visit : www.alz.org

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