Among many Alzheimer's researchers there is a new name for Alzheimer's Disease...Type 3 Diabetes, or brain diabetes. Insulin is the big culprit. The prescription for treatment as reported in studies such as the European Journal of Internal Medicine...is not a drug...but is a dietary modification of fewer carbohydrates and more fat and cholesterol in the diet. The go to fat is a saturated medium chain triglyceride oil like coconut oil.
It is not enough to simply switch from white to whole wheat bread...as whole wheat bread has the same glycemic impact on blood sugar as white bread. The recommendation is an overall reduction in carbohydrate and an increase of saturated fat in the diet....and the best time to make this change is in the decades preceding the onset of the disease. The researchers are becoming convinced that like heart disease, cholesterol and brain plaque are repairing agents rather than the actual cause of the disease.
As my home is a lower carbohydrate-higher saturated fat-moderate protein eating family I am very interested in following the research.
Article in Time online with a good introduction http://www.time.com/time/health/arti...673236,00.html
European Journal of Internal Medicine: Nutrition and Alzheimer's disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet http://www.lizscript.co.uk/Glyn/EJIM01.pdf
following video is Dr. Newport's treatment of her husband's alzheimer's.