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.

Insulin Resistance Speeds Up Cognitive Decline, Dimentia

Dimenta Risk due to Insulin Resistance

Researchers report that executive function and memory are particularly vulnerable to the effects of insulin resistance, which may increase the risk of dimentia later in life for people living with diabetes.

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Memory Impairment and Type 2 Diabetes: Exercise Helps

Photo of people walking - which can help with type 2 diabetes

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.

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Study: Easy Solution to Higher Brain Function, Delay of Dementia

Photo of Focused Person: Easy Solution to Higher Brain Function, Delay of Dementia

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.

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New Tool Detects Alzheimer’s Earlier, Before Symptoms Appear

New PET Imaging Compound for Alzheimer's Disease

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.

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Vitamin D Extends Lifespan, Helps Type 2 Diabetics – But Dosage Matters

Photo of Woman: Vitamin D, Lifespan and Diabetes

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.

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Diabetes Linked to Brain Tangles, Separate from Alzheimer’s Disease


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.

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Discovered: Genetic Markers Linking Type 2 Diabetes Risk and Alzheimer’s


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?

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Popular Diabetes Medication Also Lowers Risk of Dementia


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.

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New Link Discovered Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimers and Diabetes Linked

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…]

Brains of Type 1 Diabetics Show Signs of Accelerated Aging


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.

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