Resveratrol Improves …
Brain Power
by Dr. Joyce Block

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2. There tends to be a substantial gap between the noticeable symptoms of cognitive ___ and when medical advice is sought. Clue: “Going downhill” in more ways than one.

7. While resveratrol does not inhibit amyloid-beta production directly, it promotes intracellular degradation of amyloid-beta via a mechanism that involves the ___. Clue: A protein complex found in the nucleus and the cytoplasm of our cells.

8. Resveratrol (trans-3,4',5-trihydroxystilbene), a naturally occurring polyphenol mainly found naturally in the skin of red grapes and red wine—as well as in blueberries, ____, and the Japanese knotweed. Clue: An oval seed; nickname for someone/something really small (pl.).

11. It was only a ___ ago that substantial evidence began to accumulate that resveratrol is good for memory and probably beneficial for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) too. Clue: 10 years.

12. In 2005, an article appeared touting the anti-AD effects of the antioxidant compounds with potential _____ activities found in wine, including resveratrol. Clue: Brainshielding process.

13. What kind of plaque is found in the brains of those with AD? Clue: A starchlike protein found in tissues or organs in many diseases.

15. What is the top health crisis of this century? Clue: “Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.” — Mark Twain

16. The “hot off the academic press” Australian study, resulted in a 17% increase in cognitive response and enhanced ___ by taking 150 mg. for 14 weeks. Clue: A word used to describe the current fabric of a feeling.


1. A 2005 study found that resveratrol evidently lowers the levels of secreted and intracellular amyloid beta peptides produced from ___ cell lines. Clue: Not alike.

3. The 2014 study provided initial evidence that supplementary resveratrol improves memory performance in association with improved glucose metabolism and increased hippocampal functional ______in older adults. Clue: The main reason people use social media.

4. What are the first names of the formulators who contributed to a high tech thriller, The Dead Pool, that was the fifth and final film in Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry series? Clue: If you don’t know this, you’ll be thrilled and surprised to learn.

5. The 2014 researchers observed a significant effect of resveratrol on retention of words over 30 minutes compared with the ____ group. Clue: You’ve heard of “fake” news; this is a fake study that people participate in without knowing whether they’re getting a fake or a real treatment.

6. A Jan. 2017 issue of the journal, Nutrients, found a connection between ___ and improvements in cerebrovascular responsiveness and cognitive performance. Clue: A polyphenol compound ingested more frequently on holidays.

9. Resveratrol supplementation was associated with 17% increases in cerebrovascular responsiveness to cognitive ____. Clue: When you feel overwhelmed, it is often connected to too much of this.

10. The 2014 study employed 23 ___ overweight older individuals who successfully completed 26 weeks of resveratrol intake of 200 mg daily. Clue: A word people use to describe you when they think you’re in good shape.

14. The 2017 study found improvement in ____ performance in women in women up to 85 years of age. Clue: No more saying that grandma’s “cute” when she forgets your name.


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