Caffeine helps the elderly to cope with cognitive impairment and dementia, say experts from the UK. They conducted an experiment with 38 healthy volunteers aged from 55 to 91 years. Subjects were first asked to pass several tests.
Next, the study group was forbidden to consume drinks with caffeine for one week. Next, one half of the volunteers were given to drink one Cup of strong coffee, other beverage without caffeine content. Test on attention scientists repeated.
It turned out that taking a little caffeine stimulates the brain in older people, and improves their attention compared to the baseline results. Note, the difference was not so great, but note. Now scientists plan to conduct a validation study to confirm or disprove his theory.