Diabetes and Alzheimer's: How Strong Is the Association?
A new study by a team of researchers at the Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center suggests that diabetes is not associated with the hallmark pathology of Alzheimer's disease. Rather, the data show that cerebrovascular disease — brain infarcts — associated with diabetes can lead to dementia, and that larger infarcts, rather than very small ones, seem to play a role. The Neurology Today editors discuss the findings with Alzheimer's disease expert Steven T. DeKosky, MD, FAAN, deputy director of the McKnight Brain Institute and professor of neurology at the University of Florida.
Neurology Today. 15(20):1,4-4, October 22, 2015