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So I am back in Texas

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.

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BEWITCHED_26 10/7/2013 11:46AM

    That is a lot to deal with at once -- just remember to take time to focus on you and make small decisions to help you make right ones. Fruits are great becuase they are light when you just don't feel like eating (I do blueberries and whipping cream because it feels like a dessert :) ).

Maybe ask the DR about some good options or if he has access to a nutritionist who can help? Spark people also has meal plans for diabetics. That may help too!

Comment edited on: 10/7/2013 11:46:41 AM

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LUANN7 10/7/2013 12:50AM

    just get lots of fruits and vegetables.

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ZRIE014 10/7/2013 12:26AM

  sorry to hear about your dad. wish you te best.

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