Researchers have found that moderate exercise may improve hippocampal memory dysfunction caused by type 2 diabetes and that enhanced transport of lactate to neurons may be the underlying mechanism.
Alzheimers Disease News
This section focuses on news relating to diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. There is evidence that Alzheimer’s disease may be affected by elevated blood sugar levels. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s.
A research team at York University has found that a few simple habits can lead to better cognitive functioning for younger and older adults, and may delay the onset of dementia.
Researchers have developed a chemical compound that detects the Alzheimer’s protein better than current FDA-approved agents for detecting Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear.
Research shows the popular supplement, vitamin D, engages longevity genes to increase lifespan and prevent the accumulation of toxic proteins linked to many age-related diseases, including Type 2 diabetes.
People with type 2 diabetes have double the risk of developing dementia, and this new development shows how the diseases may be linked without having Alzheimer’s Disease.
Certain patients with type 2 diabetes may have specific genetic risk factors that put them at higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Would you want to be able to test yourself for this marker?
People with diabetes have a greater risk of developing dementia than non-diabetics. Now, a study shows that a popular diabetes medication has the added benefit of reducing the risk of dementia.
More evidence has been found that links Alzheimer’s, which is a disease that robs people of their memories, and elevated blood sugar levels. [Read more…]
People with type 1 diabetes show signs of accelerated aging and slower information processing. Study suggests that middle-aged type 1 diabetics should be screened for cognitive difficulties.
People with sleep breathing problems were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) an average of nearly 10 years earlier than people who did not have sleep breathing problems. There may be some things to do to delay the decline.