MIND Diet Greek Yogurt Parfaits with Fresh Fruit to Help Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

The MIND Diet

Recent studies have shown that the brain-healthy??MIND diet??can reduce the risk of Alzheimer???s Disease by up to 53%. Developed by Dr. Martha Clare Morris at Rush University Medical Center,??MIND stands for ???Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay???. The MIND diet takes the Mediterranean diet as well as the DASH diet and creates an eating plan that has a significant impact in preventing Alzheimer???s disease. It emphasizes eating from 10 brain-healthy food groups, and avoiding eating from 5 unhealthy food groups.

Our Discovering Connections group (an early-stage engagement program at the Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Chapter) created a cookbook consisting of easy to follow recipes that they enjoyed in their personal lives. This activity provided individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s who experience early memory loss with a greater sense of independence with meal preparation. The following recipe is inspired by their food memories from the cookbook:


This??Maple Cinnamon Oats and Greek Yogurt Parfait with Fresh Fruit will make breakfast time a no brainer!


  • 1 cup vanilla (or plain) greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp apple pie spice


  1. In a small bowl or ramekin, mix oats, maple and apple pie spice. Set aside.
  2. In your serving dish, layer greek yogurt and berries. Then top with cinnamon oats and serve!

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