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Solving the Puzzle of Alzheimer’s Nutrition-How to Help with Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain causing irreversible loss of cognitive functioning and memory, those who have experienced fist hand what it is like to help with Alzheimer’s know that the disease is very debilitating.  There is currently no cure for this devastating disease. There are several factors that lead to Alzheimer’s disease including; age, genetics, and nutrition.  Of course not much can be done about the first two predisposing factors, so it’s vital to learn as much as possible about the Alzheimer’s diet in order to promote Alzheimer’s prevention.  But is there a credible source of information (based on solid research) to learn more about how to help with Alzheimer’s disease in a family member or friend?

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What You Need to Know About the Glycemic Load for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Most of us have heard of the Glycemic Index (GI) which has been used as a guide to how quickly a carbohydrate will be absorbed in the blood stream to be utilized for energy, and how the blood sugar will subsequently rise.  But how does the Glycemic Load (GL) differ from the GI and what is its significance in Alzheimer’s prevention?

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Visceral Fat May Work Against the Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Thursday, February 21st, 2013

As if we don’t have enough reasons to work off those extra pounds, new research reveals that excess weight, particularly the type of fat stored deep in the abdomen, (called visceral fat) can cause chronic inflammation in the body.   So what does this have to do with Alzheimer’s prevention and are there any types of foods we should be eating to help promote weight loss and maintain a healthy Alzheimer’s diet?

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The Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

We have all heard that there is a connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s prevention, but did you know that nearly one third of Americans today have diabetes or pre-diabetes?   Much of the recent research is indicated a close link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, in fact, some people are calling Alzheimer’s a type of “diabetes of the brain.”  Sure there is a definite link between consuming a poor diet high in refined sugar,  but does diabetes really cause Alzheimer’s disease?

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Can a Joke a Day Coupled with an Alzheimer’s Diet Keep the Disease Away?

Posted by on Monday, February 18th, 2013

We have all heard a lot about how nutrition and exercise can really promote brain health and perhaps even support Alzheimer’s prevention.  When the brain is stimulated on a daily basis, it operates at its optimal level, but can something as simple as laughter be the solution to part of the puzzle when it comes to Alzheimer’s prevention?

 

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Myth Busters Regarding Healthy Oils for Alzheimers Nutrition

Posted by on Saturday, February 16th, 2013

There are several myths regarding which type of cooking oil is best for the brain for those who are adhering to a healthy Alzheimer’s nutrition diet. It’s important to separate the myths from the truth to ensure that the brain healthy foods you are eating are prepared with cooking oil that promotes health as well.  As we age we don’t need as many calories.  Since oil is very high in caloric content, it’s important to make sure you are getting optimal benefits from the type of oil you cook with.  But how do we break through the myths to find out just what type of cooking oil really is best?

 

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Is Organic Food Better for Alzheimer’s Prevention?

Posted by on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

There is plenty of confusion around nutrition in general when it comes to reading labels and deciphering which foods are bad for us and which are healthy, but to add to the confusion is the debate about organic vs non-organic foods. Many advocates say organic is healthier than conventional food, but what does the research say? Is organic food REALLY healthier and safer than conventional food when it comes to Alzheimer’s nutrition?

 

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Why Foods with Anti-Inflammatory Effects are Vital to Your Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Alzheimer’s disease is considered a degenerative disease of the brain, just like the aging process itself; that means that the brain will progressively deteriorate over a period of time in a person who has the disease – that’s the bad news.  The good news is that recent research is finding scientific proof that the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can be slowed down or perhaps even prevented all together with an anti- inflammatory diet.  But what is an anti-inflammatory diet and which foods are recommended to promote it?

 

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8 Ways to Ensure Your Body Gets Enough Zinc for Alzheimer’s Nutrition

Posted by on Monday, February 11th, 2013

We have all heard about the importance of getting our recommended daily allowance of minerals and vitamins, such as zinc for the common cold, but perhaps you did not realize that the intake of high levels of certain minerals can be just as devastating on the neurological system as not getting enough. When it comes to minerals such as copper and zinc, not only is the amount of intake daily important, the ratio of those minerals can really make a difference as well.  So just how much  should we be taking daily of minerals such as copper and zinc, and how can an imbalance or deficit of zinc effect Alzheimer’s disease?

 

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Great Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Your Loved One at any Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on Friday, February 8th, 2013


If you are giving a Valentine’s gift to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease this year, you may be wondering which gift will be helpful – clearly Valentine candy is not the best choice. Depending on the stage of Alzheimer’s your family member or friend is experiencing, there are some great ideas for fun products that can really help with some of the daily struggles of this disease.  But there is one gift that can’t be beat!

 

Most Popular Gifts for Valentines Day for Alzheimer's Patients

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