Can Diet Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

As the American population ages, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease also continues to rise.  Recent studies suggest diet may play a role in its prevention or delayed onset.

A plant based eating program that focuses on foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains while including healthy fats such as olive oil along with modest amounts of fish, poultry and dairy have been recommended.  

The Alzheimer’s Association now recommends the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet or the combination MIND diet to decrease the risks of developing heart disease and dementia.