Food DOES affect Alzheimer’s. Below is an article summarizing a presentation at the 2012 AAIC showing memory improvement when mild Alzheimer’s patients are given food containing particular nutrients
Medical Food Linked to Memory Improvement in Mild Alzheimer’s
July 23, 2012 (Vancouver, British Columbia) — Administration of a medical food designed to improve synaptic dysfunction is associated with continuous memory improvement in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD), new research shows.
Presented here at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2012, results from an open-label extension (OLE) trial of a medical nutrition product (Souvenaid, Nutricia/Danone) showed that memory performance continued to improve in drug-naïve patients with mild AD for up to 48 weeks.
These latest OLE results immediately follow those of the double-blind, randomized controlled Souvenir II study, published in the July issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, which showed significant improvement in memory performance compared with placebo over 24 weeks.
As presented by Philip Scheltens, MD, PhD, professor of cognitive neurology and director of the Alzheimer Center at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the results from the 24-week OLE study “were exactly what we hoped for.”