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Dr. Neal Barnard's prescription for a healthy brain includes a vegan diet, identifying specific benefits from various items such as broccoli, grapes and carrots. (Troy Becker / The Forum)

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When Dr. Neal Barnard's father started to develop dementia, everything that was important to him was taken away piece by piece.

"Nothing else matters if you can't remember names or things you did together," said Barnard, a Fargo native and nutrition advocate who often creates controversy with his suggestion of an all-vegan diet.


Both of Barnard's parents developed dementia before they passed away.

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