Mobility aid users benefit from a Mediterranean diet !

1st April 2011

Older mobility aid users may benefit from eating a Mediterranean diet, as one expert has said this could be helpful for people suffering from dementia.

Professor June Andrews, director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of  Manchester, explained that it is important for the elderly to avoid putting on weight.

“What is good for your heart is good for your head, so watching out for fat and salt and sugar can help,” he stated.

Fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oil and oily fish, as is prevalent in the Mediterranean diet, could be suitable, the expert continued.

Meanwhile, it has been found that a cup of coffee or glass of wine may be a helpful addition each day.

Professor Andrews went on to say that there are some exceptions when it comes to keeping a healthy diet, such as those who have lost their appetite or forget to eat.

“They should have anything they fancy,” she said. “That is the time when extra butter or cream won’t do too much harm.”

Dr Amnitpal Mudher of Manchester University recently presented the findings of her recent study into Alzheimer’s at an Alzheimer’s Society research roadshow, explaining her discovery that people with the illness produce an abnormal form of the protein tau. ADNFCR-2649-ID-800479447-ADNFCR