I am occasionally asked by individuals or organizations for a “diet” plan to promote brain health or help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

When I began my work integrating existing nutrition related research to create a comprehensive program of brain healthy eating, I called it “Memory Preservation Diet®.”   Thus the first academic publication uses that name.  (see downloads for

  1. Emerson Lombardo, N.B., Volicer, L .Martin, A,.Wu B and Zhang XW. (2006) Memory Preservation Diet To Reduce Risk and Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. in Vellas, B., Grundman, M., Feldman, H., Fitten, L.J., Winblad, B., ed., Research and Practice in Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline, vol 9,: 138-159.

I also used this title for my work when I began presenting about this evidence-based program at sicenticif conferences.  See for example:   Emerson Lombardo, N. B., Martin, A., Volicer, L., Castaneda-Sceppa, C., Holmes, M.S., Drebing, C.E., Wu, B, Zhan, X.W. (2005)    Memory Preservation Diet © 2005 To Reduce Risk and Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging 9 (3): 137.

Eventually I learned that while the word “Diet” had been popular in some circles, forward looking people in the field of nutrition felt that “Diet” implied deprivation and that the word “Nutrition” had more positive connotations.

Thus while I occasionally refer to my program (when delivering services to both individuals and organizations hiring me as a consultant on brain healthy nutrition),  as “The Memory Preservation Diet®“, we more commonly use the descriptor/title, “Memory Preservation Nutrition®” program.


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