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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Diet for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Diet for Alzheimer

Consume plenty of

Leafy green vegetables, orange juice, liver, cooked beans and lentils, corn, asparagus, pea nuts, enriched breads and cereals for folate.
Lean meat, fish, poultry or dairy products for vitamin B12.
Meat, fish, poultry, whole grains, beans, lentils, avocados, nuts, potatoes, bananas and leafy greens for vitamin B6.
Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines for the omega-3 fatty acids.
Eggs, liver, soybeans and soy products, whole grains, brewer’s yeast and wheat germ- all reasonably good sources of lecithin and choline.


Antacids with aluminum.
Using cooking utensils made of aluminum.
Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia in people all over the age of 65, affecting over 4 million North Americans. The disease is characterized by abnormal deposits of a protein called beta-amyloid (plaque) in the brain as well as by twisted fibers caused by changes in a protein called “tau” (tangles).

Diet and Alzheimer’s

The B- vitamin folate helps regulate blood levels of homocystiene, an amino acid, high levels of which may play vital part in the development of the disease. In addition to folate, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 help regulate homocystiene levels. People with high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure are also at increased risk and taking cholesterol lowering drugs, particularly the “statin”, has been shown to decrease the risk.

The brain is rich in DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid that is plentiful in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, halibut, herring and sardines, low levels of this fat have been associated with age-related dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Monitor nutrition carefully

Patients should be persuaded to eat nutritionally balanced meals. As the disease progresses, its victim may forget to eat or eat only sweets or other favorite foods. They may need to be spoon- fed if they have difficulty feeding themselves.

Even in small amounts, alcohol destroys brain cells. Alcohol interacts with anti-depressants, sedatives and other medications prescribed for Alzheimer’s patients. It’s a good idea to avoid all alcohol.

People who exercise their brains with education, puzzles, games and museum visits seem to be less sensitive to brain damage.

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