Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Nutrition and dementia

A Swedish study of people with Alzheimer's disease has found that improving their diet can also help to alleviate some of the symptoms of the condition. The researchers divided the study participants into two groups. One group were treated as normal and the other group were seated together for meals and allowed to help themselves. Over a three-month period the majority of patients who ate together put on weight and those people who gained weight showed a significant improvement in intellectual function with less confusion, anxiety and depression.

Journal of Clinical Nursing (2007) 16 : 987-996

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