But red wine substance may help
A rumor spread this week on the internet that Alzheimer's is contagious. There's no point refuting the various points: suffice it to say that no, it isn't. End of story.
However, some other Alzheimer's news is a little more encouraging. Resveratrol, which is an antioxidant that can be found in red wine and dark chocolate among other things, may be able to slow the progression of the disease if it is taken in concentrated doses. More than just your regular "glass of red wine with dinner," though - we're talking the equivalent of 1,000 bottles of red wine a day.
The study was conducted on a new, highly concentrated resveratrol supplement. In a controlled study, a year of using the pills four times a day did show positive effects for patients.
This particular study was mainly designed to test the safety of the drug. It's encouraging to see that it may be helpful, although caution is warranted here. Let's not start the next weird health craze on a whim. That being said, at this point, any good news about Alzheimer's treatment is good news indeed.