5 Foods That Raise the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

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2. Refined Carbohydrates

A diet rich in foods with high levels of starch and sugar also puts older adults at risk. Seniors who enjoy regularly eating refined carbohydrate-rich foods are four times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Bread, pasta, and baked goods cause a substantial rise in glucose and insulin. The sharp and rapid rise in blood sugar causes the pancreas to release more insulin, which researchers theorize damages the fragile blood vessels in the brain.

Due to other responsibilities, family caregivers may not have sufficient time to prepare nutritious meals for their loved ones. In Mesa, respite care is a great help to many families. Caring for a senior loved one can be overwhelming at times, which puts family caregivers at risk for burnout. However, an in-home caregiver can take over your loved one’s care, allowing you the time you need to focus on your own health, maintain a full-time job, or care for other members of your family.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Very good info. I did stop consuming most if that over twenty years ago. The last time I drank pop or soft drinks of any kind was in 1985 when nobody did address this issues in public.

    Any Colorado brewery is better and healthy that ANY soft drink.

  2. Wow, good to know. I eat entirely to much sugar, love candy, and something sweet after my meal. As for pastas and whole grain which include bread, cereals and potatoes, guilty as charged. I need to restructure my diet or I will be like my great grandmother and grandfather who had dementia.

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