The MIND Diet
This continuing education course describes the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet, examines current evidence on nutrients that may impact cognitive functioning in aging adults and the MIND diet’s ability to protect against neurodegenerative diseases, and provides a foundation for RDs to counsel clients on brain-healthy nutrition strategies that may aid in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe foods and nutrients associated with delay in cognitive decline and foods associated with progression of cognitive decline.
- Distinguish observational research studies from randomized controlled trials.
- Identify strategies to motivate clients to adhere to the MIND diet.
Jennifer Ventrelle, MS, RDN, is a Chicago-based nutrition consultant and certified personal trainer, behavioral intervention researcher, and freelance food and nutrition writer. The writer dedicates this course to the memory of Dr. Martha Clare Morris, creator of the MIND diet and principal investigator of the MIND Diet Trial to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR