Tips for healthy eating with Alzheimer’s disease

Help a person with Alzheimer’s disease eat well:

  • Buy healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products. Be sure to buy foods that the person likes and can eat.
  • Give the person choices about what to eat—for example, “Would you like green beans or salad?”
  • Buy food that is easy to prepare, such as pre-made salads and single food portions.
  • Give the person plenty of time to finish his or her meal.
  • Serve meals in a consistent, familiar place and way whenever possible.

View these tips to get more information on encouraging healthy eating for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Author: Raj C. Shah, MD

I am geriatrician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center.

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