Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is currently the most common incurable
forms of dementia. The number of people affected by this disease is expected to
grow rapidly in the next decades due to the present demographic changes. Since
the pharmacological treatment of AD is quite costly, researchers try to look for alternative
treatments for patients suffering from AD. One of such nonpharmacological
approaches is nutritional intervention. The purpose of this minireview
is to explore the issue of multi-nutrient intervention in the management of
AD with special focus on medical foods and Mediterranean diet. The methods include
a method of literature review of available sources, and a method of comparison
of different research studies analyzing this topic. The findings of this review
study indicate that multi-nutrient intervention seem to bring many benefits for AD patients such as
the delay of cognitive decline, non-invasive and less costly treatment or none or fewer side effects. In
addition, to minimize the risk of AD, a multi-factorial healthy lifestyle approach should be implemented
by people already at their mid-life.
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, intervention, management, medical food, mediterranean diet, nutrition.
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