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David Cassidy Falls Off Stage, Reveals He Has Dementia

On Saturday, attendees of a Southern California concert were alarmed when David Cassidy forgot the lyrics of a song he has performed live for 50 years. TMZ, a popular purveyor of celebrity gossip, initially reported that the 1970s heart throb had seemingly fallen off of the wagon and then literally off of the stage. 

David Cassidy’s battles with alcoholism are public record and the audience naturally sought an explanation for an erratic concert performance. The speculation and innuendo were laid to rest when he revealed that he not was impaired by intoxicants but due to hereditary dementia. 

Virtually everyone has forgetful moments, but how do you know if your memory lapses are the normal day-to-day variety or a sign of something more serious like dementia? It's a common concern, especially with increasing age. Among Americans, the notion of losing mental capacity evokes even more fear than losing physical ability. 

Most memory blips are nothing to panic over. As you get older, your brain's information-processing speed may decline, which means it may take you longer to recall who wrote the book you're reading or the name of your childhood playmate. This is quite normal, as are so-called "senior moments," or as neuroscientists call them "maladaptive brain activity changes."

If your memory slips often enough to put even an inkling of concern or doubt in your mind, it's time to take action. The reality is that you can enjoy sharp brain function well into old age and memory loss can be an early warning sign of more serious brain changes to come.

A high-fat, moderate-protein and low-net-carb ketogenic diet is crucial for protecting your brain health and is recommended for virtually everyone, but especially for those who have concerns about their brain health. This type of diet involves restricting all but non-starchy vegetable carbs and replacing them with low to moderate amounts of high-quality protein and high amounts of beneficial fat.

In order to reverse the Alzheimer's trend, we simply must relearn how to eat for optimal health. Processed convenience foods are quite literally killing us, contributing to not only dementia but also diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

The beauty of following my optimized nutrition plan is that it helps prevent and treat virtually ALL chronic degenerative diseases, including dementia. The sooner you begin the better.