Nutritional Strategies for Dementia Care and Prevention

Vitamins and nutritional supplements are one approach for dementia care and prevention.

dementia careLast week Dara and I attended a Safety & Wellness Fair for the employees and clients of Indian Creek Foundation.   Our table was next to the table of Queen's Health Center from Souderton, PA.  Their brochure titled "Nutritional Strategies for Mood & Cognition" caught Dara's attention.

As part of our participation in the Wellness Fair that day I presented my Dementia Care Overview.  In that presentation I talk about how research shows the importance of maintaining overall  good health as a dementia prevention strategy.  Good nutrition is a part of that overall good health, including vitamins D, B-12, magnesium, fish oil, and folic acid as possible dementia-preventive supplements.

The brochure on mood & cognition got me thinking about other ways that any of us, including the elderly, can help address our mental state and thinking ability as we age. The basic premise offered by the manufacturer of these supplements, Metagenics, is that brain neurotransmitters which are responsible for our overall brain functioning, can be supported with various nutritional supplements that they manufacture and Queen's Health Center sells locally.

Metagenics has supplements targeted at the following conditions:

  • Foundational Neuroprotection
  • Forgetfulness
  • Distracted Mind
  • Negative Mood
  • Nervousness
  • Occasional sleeplessness

The brochure is very clear that these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  However, since the research on dementia care and Alzheimer's prevention is not as definitive as any of us would like, I think many people are open to trying any solution that may help.

For more information on nutrition and dementia, you can check out these sites:

Alzheimer's Association Help Guide

Medical News Today