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Event Date: 02/13/2022

 

Alzheimer’s News February 2022

Foods that Protect Brain Health: Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and improve your general wellbeing.

  • Whole grains- such as pasta, oatmeal or brown rice
  • Nuts- such as almonds, pecans, or pistachios
  • Vegetables- leafy greens, root vegetables, vegetables from 4 petal flowered plants
  • Fish- such as Salmon, Tuna, or Sardines
  • Fresh fruit- such as berries, melons, or pomegranates

Foods to eat in moderation:

  • Red Meat
  • Butter, margarine and cheese
  • Fast Foods
  • Sweets

 

Please note that the above is not an exhaustive list of suggested foods, but a starting point for healthier eating. Food is one of many factors that influence a person’s overall health. By choosing to eat more of foods that protect brain health and avoiding unhealthy “junk” foods you may improve your health and decrease your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

You can learn more by going to www.alz.org/help-support/resources or the Alzheimer’s Helpline which is accessible 24/7 via 800-272-3900 and staffed by master’s level clinicians to assist with crisis situations, decision making, and disease information. You can find virtual dementia caregiver resources online at alz.org/covid19help. Tools and support are also available in Spanish.
Want to learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association and what they do here in St. Louis? Visit alz.org and/or contact PUCC’s Faith Outreach Ambassador with the Alzheimer’s Association: Joyce Ruiz at joyceruiz7@gmail.com

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Post Date: February 10, 2022

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