Diet and dementia: Encouraging older people to eat well for brain health

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Diet and dementia: Encouraging older people to eat well for brain health

Leigh O’Brien

When dementia takes hold, older people lose the ability to prepare meals for themselves
When dementia takes hold, older people lose the ability to prepare meals for themselves. (Image: CDC on Unsplash)

Dementia is an incredibly destructive disease that puts a considerable strain on those who develop it, their friends and family, and the healthcare system. Dietitian Leigh O’Brien discusses the role of diet in preventing and managing cognitive decline, plus how to encourage those with dementia to eat more of the right foods

Key Points, It is vital to identify risk factors and promote dietary changes at the preventive and early stages of dementia – for example, diet has a significant , Pract Green w Pale Yellow
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