Mediterranean Diet to Prevent Cognitive Decline

Brief Description

This study will determine whether older adults with normal cognition, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease can adhere to a Mediterranean diet.


Patient Qualifications:

Min Age Max Age Gender Healthy Volunteers
65 Years

Inclusion Criteria:

    • Study partner, if diagnosed with MCI or Alzheimer’s disease
    • Body mass index of 20-35
    • English as a primary language
Exclusion Criteria:
    • Serious medical risk
    • Specialized diet regimes
    • Existing Mediterranean diet
Detailed Description:

Participants will follow the study-designed Mediterranean diet for 6 weeks. The diet consists of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, olive oils, seafood, and nuts. The diet is also low in red meat and solid fats. Participants will track the food they eat and will be monitored by a registered dietitian.

Map Marker City State Zip Code Status Primary Contact
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City
Kendra Spaeth
University of Kansas Medical Center
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Name Role Affiliation
Deborah K. Sullivan, PhD
Principal Investigator
University of Kansas Medical Center
Study Contact:
Name Phone Email
Kendra Spaeth

Published by

connie dello buono

Health educator, author and enterpreneur or ; cell 408-854-1883 Helping families in the bay area by providing compassionate and live-in caregivers for homebound bay area seniors. Blogs at Currently writing a self help and self cure ebook to help transform others in their journey to wellness, Healing within, transform inside and out. This is a compilation of topics Connie answered at and posts in this site.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.