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Alzheimer's disease and diet

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To help prevent Alzheimer's disease, eating a healthy diet is recommended.

To reduce your risk, you can:

  • eat less saturated fats (animal fats including cream, cheese and butter). You may also wish to choose to eat low fat or fat-free dairy products (milk, yoghurt and cheese)
  • eating more monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as oily fish, avocados, nuts and seeds, sunflower, canola and olive oils
  • eating more omega-3 fats (from oily fish)
  • eating more of some antioxidants and vitamins
  • eating more vegetables and fruits
  • only drinking alcohol in moderation

For more information on Alzheimer's disease and diet, you can read Dementia Australia's fact sheet on diet and the brain.

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It is important to live life as independently as possible after a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is made. It is important that the home environment is made as safe as possible and that good health is maintained. The video below highlights some things to consider when living with dementia.

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Last reviewed: March 2019

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