A member asked:

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

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers

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.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

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.

Answered 5/5/2012

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Dr. Maureen Nash answered

Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry

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.

Answered 8/25/2013

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