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New diet can lower chance of getting Alzheimer's


Dear Savvy Senior,

I’ve heard that there’s a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s and I want to do everything I can to protect myself.

Concerned Daughter

Dear Concerned,

It’s true! Research has found that a new diet plan—called the MIND diet—can have a profound impact on your brain health as you age, and can even lower your odds of getting Alzheimer’s disease.

The MIND diet takes two proven diets—the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet and the blood-pressure lowering DASH diet—and zeroes in on the foods in each that specifically affect brain health.

The MIND diet, which stands for “M...

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