How does a Mediterranean diet affect dementia risk?

How does a Mediterranean diet affect dementia risk?

A Mediterranean-style diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and cereals, and low in red meat and sugar. Instead of regular consumption of red meat, this diet opts for oily fish. The diet also largely cuts out alcohol, sugar and saturated fats. According to...
The link between gut health and dementia

The link between gut health and dementia

What’s good for the gut might benefit the brain, researchers suggest, noting that imbalances in the gut microbiota could contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. In research published in the Journal of...
Why do people with dementia start eating too much or too little

Why do people with dementia start eating too much or too little

Eating disorders are a prevalent condition in the elderly, especially those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Difficulties with eating and nutrition can stem from the loss of memory and problems with judgement that people with dementia experience....
Top 5 questions about dementia and Alzheimer’s answered

Top 5 questions about dementia and Alzheimer’s answered

Alzheimer’s disease is often misunderstood. When a family member gets diagnosed with the disease, it can be an overwhelming experience with lots of unanswered questions. Finding answers to these questions can help put families at ease and take away the fear of...
How to address difficult behaviour associated with dementia

How to address difficult behaviour associated with dementia

One of the major challenges in caring for a loved one with dementia can be coping with the troubling behaviour and personality changes that often occur. It’s important to remember that the person with dementia is not being deliberately difficult. Your loved one’s...