More sleep and a drop of wine can help prevent dementia, researchers find

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“The brain has an internal drain which needs to be kept clear to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, scientists believe. Researchers at University College London (UCL) have discovered a combination of sleep, exercise and a small amount of alcohol all help stimulate the ‘brain drain’, preventing the dangerous build-up of sticky plaques which drive dementia.

Scientists have known for some time that regular exercise and getting a good night’s rest help prevent mental decline, but until now did not know how.”

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