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What is good nutrition for my husband who has alzheimer's?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Balanced Nutrition +: You probably already know that everyone needs a balanced diet. Dementia sufferers often develop a sweet tooth. Supplements like ensure, often "doctored" with fruits and protein powders are useful. Protein intake is often lacking, but readily available supplements can really help that. Poor teeth, difficulty chewing, often necessitate liquid only diets.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Axona: There is a new beverage like a shake or "medical food" called "axona" that needs prescription specifically for pts with alzheimer's dis. Otherwise I am not aware of anything significant. Some people advocate omega 3, fish oil and the like. Others suggest low cholesterol diet.
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 26 years experience
Mediterranean diet: Is advocated. Coconut milk and fishes are advocated. A nutritionist can do a thorough evaluation and give some specific advice. Exercise is really important also.
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