Believe it or not, as seen on Collective Evolution, an 82-year-old woman with dementia got back her memory after changing her diet. As a result of the illness she had, she could not recognize her own son and because of the seriousness of the condition, she needed full-time care and was staying in a nursing home.
The woman had lost her memory and this has often led to problems, i.e. once, she called the police and accused the nurse who was caring for her of kidnap. But, soon enough, this sad story turned into an inspirational story for other dementia sufferers and their families.
She Changed Her Diet & Her Life Changed
Her diet, which included eating a lot of walnut and blueberries, had a strong influence on the woman’s condition and today, her recipes are being shared with the public by the Alzheimer’s Society. Her diet is rich in nutritious foods such as kale, spinach, broccoli, green tea, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, oats, and dark chocolate. These foods are also known to be very beneficial for the health of the brain, among other healing properties they have, Collective Evolution explain.
She started the diet together with her son Mark after they agreed that the meds were not doing enough. During his research, he discovered that the dementia rates are much lower in countries from the Mediterranean and thus, decided to try and copy the eating habits of people from these regions.
They also did specific cognitive exercises together, for example, jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, etc. and his mother also exercised with the help of a pedaling device set on her chair. Mark explains that this was no overnight miracle-on the contrary, it took time, i.e. several months. But, soon enough, she started to recall things like birthdays and appeared to be her old self again. She is now much more alert and engaged in listening.
He further adds that his mother is 82-years old; however, looks like she is 10 years younger. She is doing her best to fight off her diagnosis and live a more quality life despite her older age.
If you want to learn more about the inspirational story of Mark and his mother, check out this article…