In this new book, dietitian Ngaire Hobbins unravels the complex science of nutrition and brain health, presenting it in her trademark engaging and easy-reading style.
Eat To Cheat Dementia covers the latest on what can be done to help prevent cognitive decline and boost brain health. But as well Eat To Cheat Dementia reveals the power of eating to maximise vitality, independence and quality of life for anyone living with a diagnosis of dementia, providing sensible, practical eating solutions for every reader.
If you want to know where the science of eating to maximise brain health is at, this is the book for you. Eat To Cheat Dementia provides an understanding of the immense amount that food can do to benefit your brain as well as your body to help keep cognitive decline at bay.
But as well, if you are living with a dementia diagnosis, or care about someone who is, this book is essential reading. It provides a wealth of information, advice and strategies to help maintain independence and quality in life with enticing, nourishing food, and when additional assistance is required later in the illness, gives sensible, practical solutions for providing food that balances care with sustenance.
Eat To Cheat Dementia is an important book: weight loss and malnutrition are common in dementia and greatly reduce the quality of life in those affected. It helps the reader seeking preventive strategies sort fact from fiction and provides practical, common sense solutions for those living with cognitive decline and dementia.
About the Author
Ngaire Hobbins is a dietitian driven by a passion to promote independence and health in older people by averting physical and mental decline that is all too common because of inappropriate food choices. She is an advocate for promoting the joy of eating and the essential place food plays in the health of all older people, whether living independently, being assisted in the community or residing in residential care. She's a practitioner, aging wellness consultant, author and clinical lecturer in dementia studies,University of Tasmania, an aged care consultant and seniors' advocate.
Ngaire is skilled at translating scientific information into language accessible to the everyday reader.
Her books aim to assist every person in their mid 60s and beyond, or those who are heading there in the next decade or so to enjoying dependent, productive lives in their later years. Ngaire's books came about because she saw too many older people who were following eating advice that was wrong for them - advice right for people 30, 40 or 50 but anything from unhelpful to dangerous for those nearer to 80 or beyond. They were often unaware that the food choices theythought were right, instead put them at risk. Age imposes unique demands on our bodies and not eating to meet those contributes to physical and mental decline,thus squandering precious independence.
Ngaire's writing combines insights from years in clinical practice with a thorough review of the nutritional science in ageing and dementia but the style and language is for the everyday reader. She is also an engaging and knowledgeable speaker who presents a refreshing approach to eating and boosting vitality and independence in later life.