A healthy diet to reduce the risk of dementia in people with a learning disability

Harper, Lynette (2017) A healthy diet to reduce the risk of dementia in people with a learning disability. Learning Disability Practice, 20(4), pp. 30-35. ISSN (print) 1465-8712

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Abstract

There is an increased prevalence of dementia in people with a learning disability, but modifiable lifestyle factors, such as healthy eating, may reduce this risk. This article reviews the evidence on fatty acids, B vitamins, and antioxidants, that have been indicated as preventive measures in neurodegeneration. It also highlights the evidence suggesting that encouraging a healthy and varied diet early in life, and sustaining this through adulthood and later in life, promotes neurological health in people with a learning disability.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (until 2017)
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Depositing User: Lynette Harper
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 10:33
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 13:21
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7748/ldp.2017.e1829
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/38409

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