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Revised! Nutrition for Brain Health: Fighting Dementia

Revised! Nutrition for Brain Health: Fighting Dementia

With over 30,000 downloads, Nutrition for Brain Health: Fighting Dementia is one of the most popular titles in our Alzheimer’s Roadmap series. Because of this immense interest, we’ve written a second edition to address information on current trends in nutrition.

Nutrition plays a key role in brain health, and proper nutrition can help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or slow the progression of the disease. But what is “proper nutrition” for brain health? With the obesity epidemic in the U.S., we are inundated with a variety of diet plans and “lose weight fast” options. How do we know which diets can produce a healthy lifestyle and improve brain health and which diets are just fads that will fade?

This new edition reviews some current popular diets and teaches how to distinguish between healthy diets and fad diets. In particular, this edition presents several diets that are backed by years of scientific research, including the Mediterranean diet and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, as well as a diet that combines these two, the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet. These diets have been shown to improve brain health and are an important part of controlling cognitive decline.

This edition also recognizes that nutrition is not the only important factor in brain health. Regular exercise, sleep, stress reduction, and staying mentally and socially active have been recognized by the Cleveland Clinic as important pillars of brain health in addition to nutrition. Using these pillars, we present some do’s and don’ts of brain health to implement in your life.

To help you make improvements in these different areas, this edition also discusses SMART goals, which is a method of creating goals to help you actually achieve them. SMART goals can be used to implement nutrition changes to support brain health or strength your six pillars of brain health, but they can also be used to achieve goals in any area of life.

The new information in this edition of Nutrition for Brain Health: Fighting Dementia (2nd ed.) expands on and supports the previous information in this book, including nutritional risk factors for dementia and the basics of eating a health, balanced diet to support brain health. To help improve your brain health, download the latest edition at