Having a healthy, nutritious diet can help prevent Alzheimer's disease. Avoiding foods that cause inflammation, such as red meat, can prevent swelling that releases free radicals and damages your neurons. Sticking to fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries and spinach, and good proteins, such as salmon, can repair damage done and improve your memory. In addition, folic acid and vitamins C and E can reduce your risk by 20 percent, if taken together.
Adult children often worry about their aging parents’ eating habits. Sometimes the elders live alone and don’t feel like cooking or even going out to buy groceries. They may have pain issues that keep them from enjoying food, or dentures that make chewing uncomfortable. Depression can be a factor for some people, as can medication side…