An article states that mini-fasting may prevent Altzheimers. Most people don't want to fast for twenty-four hours, so physicians in this program have determined that if you eat early and do not snack before bedtime, you will have the same advantage.
"Neurologist Dr. Richard Isaacson, author of "The Alzheimer's Diet," says that fasting can be much easier — a 12 or 14 hour period that takes place mainly when you are asleep. He suggests that you use the "early bird" technique to modify your diet."
This blurry photo from a slide shows an awkward woman eating at a Christmas party held for hospital employees in the 1970's. Perhaps she should not have leaned forward but she was trying to avoid soiling her velvet caftan!