Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are two separate diseases, but there is a strong correlation between lower level of cognitive function and blood sugar levels. Numerous studies have shown diabetes as a possible reason behind cognitive impairment and the resulting dementia or AD in the elderly. They suggested that people suffering from type 2 diabetes are more prone to be afflicted with dementia or other associated disorders such as AD.
Approximately 5.3 million Americans of all ages suffered from Alzheimer’s disease in 2015, according to the Alzheimer’s Association in America. The figure is important because the disease has been identified as one of the most common causes of dementia. The disease that roughly accounts for an estimated 60 to 80 percent cases of dementia affects nearly one in nine people aged 65 and older in the country. Continue reading
Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the country, and is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. Looking at the severity of the disease, a recent study surely gives hope to the millions of Alzheimer’s patients. Continue reading