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Clinical and Experimental Psychology
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Selective Diets for Dementia Disorders

Trevor Archer1,2* and Danilo Garcia1,2,3,4

1Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

2Network for Empowerment and Well-Being, Sweden

3Blekinge Centre of Competence, Blekinge County Council, Karlskrona, Sweden

4Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Corresponding Author:
Trevor Archer
Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg
Box 500, S-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Tel: +46 31 7864694
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: April 28, 2016; Accepted date: May 27, 2016; Published date: June 04, 2016

Citation: Archer T, Garcia D (2016) Selective Diets for Dementia Disorders . Clin Exp Psychol 2:127. doi:10.4172/2471-2701.1000127

Copyright: © 2016 Archer T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The global incidence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is ever-increasing and all current therapies, when effective, remain only symptomatic. Diet, including fruit and vegetable juicing, nutritional supplements, and ketogenic supplements have been found to improve the condition of subjects presenting neurodegenerative disorders. Under various conditions, it is becoming increasing evident that a Mediterranean-type diet supplemented by olive oil and several different forms of physical exercise may improve global cognition. This type of selective diet that has been combined to be augmented by olive oil and soy isoflavone supplements is linked to potential improve memory and learning, as well as several other necessary daily activities, and several biomarkers of brain health and function. There is an ever-growing trend towards guidelines promoting a greater consumption of plant foodbased dietary patterns combined with limitations upon the consumption of animal-based food and a plethora of more-or-less specific guidelines have been formulated. Individual-centered strategies that combine interventions to improve physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functioning may offer improvements to lifestyle (e.g., change in diet) that promote cognitive health in the oldest-old.