Alzheimer’s and Diet

24 January, 2018 , , , , ,

A healthy diet is the key to preventing Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. That’s why the diet-Alzheimer’s link was the topic of an event organized by the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies (FQAS) on 17th January, to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.


Meal plans for the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

We had the pleasure of taking part as partner of FQAS. The event, which took place at the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) was entitled “L’expérience gastronomique: une exploration dans la nutrition pour prévenir l’Alzheimer” (“Gastronomy: an exploration in nutrition for Alzheimer’s prevention”).

Guests listened to a panel on nutrition and lifestyle, and how these relate to cognitive health. Expert guests included Dr. Judes Poirier, Director, Molecular Neurobiology Unit, and Assistant Director of the Centre for Alzheimer’s Prevention at the Douglas Institute, and Danielle Lamontagne, R.D, Director of the Nutrition team at SOSCuisine. Dr. Christiane Laberge hosted the panel, which engendered interesting discussions, to answer the audience’s many questions.

The event ended with a 3-course meal inspired by recipes from our book (in French) “Mieux manger pour prévenir l’Alzheimer et d’autres maladies neurodégénératives” (Eating Better to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases), showing that you can treat yourself while taking care of your health.

A toast by the astronaut Steve MacLean, ambassador of FQAS. Photo credit: Martin Alarie, Journal de Montréal.

I’d like to thank FQAS for their flawless organization, the ITHC for promoting our recipes, our publisher, Les Éditions du Journal, and Les Viandes De La Ferme for sponsoring the event.

In the following table you’ll find a summary of our top recommendations to eat well. If you want to easily give them a try, subscribe to our Alzheimer’s menus!

DAILY
Colorful Fruits and Vegetables
Whole grains
Olive and canola oil
Nuts and seeds
Legumes and soy products
Low fat dairy products or alternatives
Physical activity
Intellectual activity

 

FEW TIMES PER WEEK
Fish – preferably fatty (rich in omega-3)
Eggs
Poultry and lean meat

 

ONLY OCCASIONALLY
Sweets

Photos of the event

Cinzia CuneoDanielle Lamontagne
Dre LabergeDr Poirier

From left to right and from top to bottom: Cinzia Cuneo, Danielle Lamontagne, Dr. Laberge and Dr. Poirier

Photo credit: Martin Alarie, Journal de Montréal

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Cinzia Cuneo, founder of SOSCuisine.com, never wanted to neglect the quality of her food. She shares her special expertise to make good food quickly and without complications!

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