Monday, October 07, 2013
I have been back in Texas for two weeks and spent one of them in the bed. Nothing serious but it did put a dent in my eating habits. Mostly I didn't eat. But I came back early to help care for my Dad who is having medical problems. He is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer. I went with him for his first visit to the Neurologist on Thursday. I was surprised to learn that Parkinson's is also a form of Dementia. My dad's mother had a form of Dementia where she totally lost all present day memory. She went back to a period of time in her life and lived happily there for the remainder of her life. My mom's mother had Parkinson's. Perfect memory but other problems. One thing the dr. suggested for my dad was a Healthy Fat diet with no refined sugars. My mom has problems with her sugar so I thought this would be a good time for them to try eating better. The dr. said that a Healthy Fat diet can slow the disease if not stop it altogether. Well since all three, I included the sugar problem, can be hereditary I thought I would try following the same plan. Now my question is on a low income how do we change their diets? Do any of you know some good things to get? He suggested Almond flour...well at $5.09 for a 10 ounce bag I don't see that happening. I have been reading what articles I can find but could use some help. I would greatly appreciate any tips anyone may have. Thank you in advance. Have a great week.