What you eat affects brain aging. In fact, eating some foods and avoiding others can curb brain aging by 7.5 years and lessen the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The MIND diet combines two evidence-based diets – the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet. It prescribes food that supports brain health and holds back cognitive deterioration. Alzheimer’s causes changes in a person’s cognition, behavior and social activities. It affects that part of the brain involved in learning, and as a result, disrupts normal life. Although it mostly affects people 65 and older, it is not a normal part of aging. This diet can help delay the disease for which there is no cure.