For Dementia the research suggests that the following foods are appropriate and perhaps helpful to eat. As always check with your doctor and have appropriate blood work done before following any of the research suggestions from this or other sources. The recipes for including these foods in your diet and the research supporting these recommendations are included in my 4 books.


Some foods to consider eating more often

Homemade yogurt with extra dry milk added to increase the magnesium and calcium content

Defatted soy flour (at least 1/3 of a cup per day recommended)(adds the greatest amount of thiamine)

Quick Cooking Oatmeal cooked in microwave for 1 minute

Whole grain cereal and breads

Sugar and fat-free foods

Low fat tomato sauces and pasta

97% or greater fat free chicken or turkey breast (I look for at least 99% fat free.)

Olive oil or canola oil substituted for other oils, but still use sparingly

Salmon and other fish, including the skin and fat (Research suggests this fat (EPA fat) has the ability to raise HDLs.

For fish the research recommends 1-5 servings per week

Green leafy vegetables

Carrots, lightly cooked

Pumpkin, canned or cooked


Oatmeal, shredded wheat, other whole grain low-no sugar added cereals

Fresh fruits

Dried unsweetened fruits, especially apricots, dates, prunes

Walnuts, almonds in moderation

Grape juice

Grapes, especially red grapes or black

Grapefruit, especially pink


Foods to consider avoiding

1%, 2% and whole milk and products

Meats that are less than 96% or 98% fat free

Red meats

Hydrogenated oils such as stick margarine

Food with high butter fat and other animal fats

Hot dogs, hamburgers


More than one cup of coffee or other caffeine beverages

Sugar, a major brain robber

Chocolate, unless sugar free, then it helpful.   Consider splenda to make the Chocoholics happy :-)

Soft drinks

Alcohol, over 1-2 oz per day.

My books have over 200 recipes applying these ingredients and principles.

For more a sampling of some of those recipes see (Low fat recipes)


This index provides a list of further research summaries and recipes on some of the many ways foods can help prevent or reverse specific conditions. Just click on the ones that are of interest to you.

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