Caregiver News: Hot Cocoa May Prevent Dementia

Our mission here at A-1 Home Care is to provide care for seniors, the elderly and terminally ill, but along with that we like to provide for our audiences anything that is enlightening and relevant to our demographics. For not only do we provide in home helpers to help around the home and after surgery, but we also ensure that security, and a well improved quality of life are delivered alongside our caregivers. Whatever the case, be it care at home for seniors or care for the terminally ill, this elderly care agency is sure to do all that and more. And so without further ado, we’d like to share some enlightening and delicious sounding information that could get everyone excited.

Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia are serious issues for the elderly and though the exact cause is not known, there have been many studies conducted that suggest ways to prevent the risk of dementia. One recent study published by the American Academy of Neurology suggests that hot cocoa may improve memory in patients with impaired blood flow to the brain. In the study, 60 people who had never been diagnosed with dementia drank two cups of hot cocoa each day for a month while taking memory and thinking tests; researchers monitored blood flow to their brains. Out of those 60 subjects, 18 had impaired neurological blood flow when the study began; blood flow improved by 8.3% by the end of the study, while their memory tests improved.

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What great news for seniors! Now you can enjoy a hot cup of cocoa while potentially reducing risk of dementia. Our Alzheimer’s and Dementia caregivers are more than able to whip up a delicious hot cup of cocoa so why not take advantage of that today and call us at 562 929 8400 or visit us at A-1 Domestic Professional Services.

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