Coffee aficionados already know a bunch of reasons why coffee is good for you like it’s the raison d’etre to get up in the morning. If that’s not your reason, you may pick one of the following or add yours to the list.

Coffee is rich in antioxidants, which help to fight inflammation
Coffee may help boost cognitive function
Coffee can boost your metabolism
Coffee may reduce your risk of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer
Coffee may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Coffee may help to protect your DNA

There are more, but these alone make quite a mountain of reasons to feel good about drinking coffee.

Now, a new study published in Scientific Reports gives us one more reason: The caffeine found in our morning brew may have a protective effect against the development of dementia.

The very idea of dementia and its common syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, is something that strikes fear into everyone as they age. The prevalence of dementia is accelertaing rapidly as more and more baby boomers enter “Act Three” of their lives. So, there is good reason for their concerns about losing their memory and their sense of self.