Age Matters Clinic


Toronto Geriatric Assessment and Memory Clinic

Dementia and Nutrition

Is fast food dangerous? Does it cause Alzheimer's disease? reports that in animal models, Alzheimer's plaques were induced by feeding mice a diet full of sugar, fat and cholesterol - in other words, a diet of "fast food".

There is a wealth of information about beneficial foods for the brain. These include Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D, Curcumin and many others. The bedrock of proper nutrition, however, is a diet rich in complex carbohydrates and whole grains, vegetables, and modest amounts of "good fats", such as fish.

Avoiding processed foods, sugars, and fats, is beneficial for cognition and general health and well-being. More nutritional ideas to follow.