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Which foods are best for someone with Alzheimer's disease?

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  • Eat a variety of foods, especially fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Proper portion sizes and exercise are a key part of this, too.
  • Limit foods with high saturated fat and cholesterol, like fatty meats and fried foods.
  • Cut down on sugar.
  • Avoid eating too much salt.
  • Drink plenty of water.

Ask your loved one’s health care team if there are any foods or drinks that can keep their medicines from working,

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association Campaign for Quality Residential Care: "Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homes."

Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center: "Caregiver Guide."

Cleveland Clinic: "Nutrition for Alzheimer's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association Campaign for Quality Residential Care: "Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homes."

Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center: "Caregiver Guide."

Cleveland Clinic: "Nutrition for Alzheimer's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

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