My loved one is newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and I was wondering if there are specific foods or a type of diet that might be helpful to slow the progression of the disease? -Doug R.

No particular foods are likely to play a part in slowing dementia.  Eating a healthy diet in general will maintain overall health and general well-being.  Food is also an important part of our cultures, traditions and childhood memories.  For now, make food enjoyable and eating a pleasant experience.  

For additional information regarding foods for dementia, you may be interested in these Caregiver Resources:

Eating and Drinking for Persons with Dementia

Dementia Caregiver Tips for More Pleasant Meal Times

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