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Nutrition In Alzheimer's

If you want to know more, please email Matt at:

Matthew.Phillips@waikatodhb.health.nz

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Matt and Deborah!

Introducing The Study


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An Important Question...
“Can a diet intervention treat Alzheimer's?”

  • Medications are not very effective when it comes to treating Alzheimer's.

  • There are good arguments for a diet-based approach to treatment - but which kind of diet might be best?

 
  • Do we keep carbs low or high?

  • Do we keep fats high or low?

  • Let's answer this important question!

In Early 2020...
  • Waikato Hospital Neurology, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, and Dietetics Depts, and Tauranga Hospital, will team up with our participants and partners to continue the second phase of the Alzheimer's Dietary Study.

  • In 2019, we randomly allocated patients with Alzheimer’s disease, plus a study partner, for 12 weeks to either a low-carbohydrate “ketogenic” diet high in healthy fats, or usual diet supplemented with healthy adult eating guidelines and recipes.

  • The first phase went well and it will soon be time for the second phase, when everyone "crosses over" to the other diet.

  • The second phase is just as criticial as the first, so we will all continue to perform at our best in completing this critical and novel study. :)

A Pioneering Study....
  • This will be a vital study for people living with Alzheimer's around the world.
  • We are going to start the 2020 phase of the study soon, in our efforts to discover whether diet makes a difference in the lives of people with Alzheimer's.