How to Eat to Beat Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

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If you have cared for an elderly spouse or parent slowly losing their memory and other cognitive capabilities, you would probably do anything to stop or reverse this terrible affliction. Although we can’t turn back the clock, a dietary intervention early in life may help reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

In an interesting article published in Medscape, researchers reviewed data from multiple randomized trials and studies and reached several conclusions:

  1. A Mediterranean diet may help with AD and probably decreases the risk for AD in both MCI patients and nondemented persons.
  2. A combination of B vitamins (folic acid, B6, B12) may help with MCI
  3. A low carb/low calorie diet may help decrease the chances of dementia
  4. Some omega-3 fatty acids are likely to decrease cognitive impairment in MCI
  5. Flavonoids in berries may delay symptoms of dementia

Basically: eat less processed foods. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish and lean meat. Sound familiar?

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  • Souder

    Well stated thought that most of us would willing adapt a healthier diet that may stop or reverse the terrible disease that we watched take away our Alzheimer’s parent. TY for sharing these reminders. Just seeing your article reminds me of another important reason we continue to make healthy food choices.

  • melissa

    I’ve also heard that coconut oil helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

  • H2O

    This article is another warning why processed food is so bad…. Stop !! if eaten you might lose your mind.