At the end of the 2019 Alzheimer's meetings researchers concluded lifestyle factors were the only bet for preventing dementia risk, since their drug studies had failed. Diet was one of the prominent lifestyle factors and the MIND DIET or dietary pattern was shown in a 936 person study to help prevent dementia risk.
Two exciting findings in the research of this diet was that (1) though total adherence to the pattern showed the best benefit, partial adherence showed partial benefit and (2) this pattern was particularly beneficial for those at genetic risk.
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Tricia Gregory, MA,RD/N
A dietitian who is a foodie and loves a great dinner party with wonderful food and terrific friends.