With all the dreary, gloomy news about these days, one bad thing after another it seems, (including, but not limited to, the perils of growing older – that is, for anyone over 30 – ), how wonderful it is to hear, at long last, some glorious news.
New research has discovered that a compound found in Champagne has been shown to improve short-term memory (and possibly ward off dementia). Therefore, it has now been recommended that those of us over 40 should drink at least 3 glasses of bubbly a week in order to achieve this benefit. Well, twist my arm why don’t you?
If this isn’t good news and cause for celebration then I don’t know what is! Drink up my over 40 and fabulous friends!
I need good news like this. A vague kind of melancholia afflicts me today, lingering like a bad aftertaste from eating something bitter. This is not unusual, a common thing for me and more than likely the result of a week filled with misplaced expectations and the inevitable disappointments.
One’s short-term memory is not be taken for granted, since a lack of it can create such confusion and frustration, and not just for the person trying so desperately to remember what was said only a few minutes before but for the person trying to understand.
Or, as in my Dad’s case, he had forgotten to ‘mention’ that he had an operation 2 weeks ago but was positive that he had told me about it. He hadn’t.
Champagne it is then! A cure for what ails me and a memory booster all at the same time. What could be better?
A certain lady said it best:
‘I drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.’ ~ Madame Lilly Bollinger
So pop the cork, pour that fizz and raise a glass of bubbly and I shall remember what it was like not so many days ago to dance in the wind and watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.
How shall I tell you what it was like? It was like this:
Remember the good times & thanks for the memory…I’ll drink to that 🙂