As many of you know, my 89-year old mother suffers from dementia and has for the past several years. I’ve watched her and the residents in the memory care facility she lives in suffer through these tragic diseases. My wife Barb has long been researching the effect diet has on preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. There is lots of evidence to the fact that diet plays a huge role. In fact, as we study more, I can look at my mother’s eating habits during the past 20 years and I am convinced this was a factor.
I subscribe to a cool newsletter on aging that I started getting when my mother started showing signs of dementia. It’s called Silver Planet. Today, I received a newsletter with this excellent article on diet and preventing these two dreaded disease. It matches up perfectly to what Barb and I have read. I want to share it with you. The author’s name is Laura MacDougall and she is a chef and owner of Home Plate Advantage.
Crisis hits at home, too. Believe me, the past 3 years have been in somewhat crisis response mode for my family with both parents getting ill. My dad passed away from bladder cancer, yet I can tell you the ordeal with my mom’s dementia has been harder. Do yourself a favor and don’t forget that crisis prevention starts at home!
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