More on Diabetes in Later Life as a Dementia Risk Factor (Diabetes Care)

Summary

Further epidemiological evidence indicates that diabetes onset in late life is a risk factor for dementia. A cohort study involving 169,114 new cases of dementia in Ontario (Canada) found that dementia risk was 16% higher among the subgroup with diabetes. Among the subgroup with diabetes, the risk of dementia was highest in those with pre-existing cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease and hypoglycaemia.

Full Text Link

Reference

Haroon, NN. Austin, PC. [and] Shah, BR. [et al] (2015). Risk of dementia in seniors with newly diagnosed diabetes: a population-based study. Diabetes Care, September 25th 2015, Vol.38(10), pp.1868-75. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
This entry was posted in For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Quick Insights, Statistics, Universal Interest and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.