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    Diabetes and Dementia May Be Linked
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    atti_editor posted:
    "People with mild cognitive impairment may be more likely to one day get dementia if they also have diabetes, depression, or low levels of the B vitamin folate, researchers say.

    They also found that people who eat a Mediterranean-style diet have lower risks."


    Read the article above for more information on the study, how mild cognitive impairment plays a role, what may put you at risk, and how you can reduce your risk of developing dementia.
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    brunosbud responded:
    Couple of thoughts and observations...
    • It's estimated that one in four over the age 80 will have dementia and the majority of those with dementia, now, has Alzheimer's.
    • Since Alzheimer's is suspected to be rooted in insulin resistance (in the brain), it's feared that dementia/alzheimer's will someday overrun Medicare -Medi-Cal.
    • Alzheimer's is a deal breaker; The costs of care taking of Alzheimer's patients is beyond the reach of most American families.
    • The nursing home strategy for the elderly is the most conducive life style for the development of Alzheimer's.
    • The best treatment of dementia and alzheimer's is prevention. If you don't practice a healthy lifestyle before age 80, it ain't gonna fall out of the sky for you after 80.

    We need to start thinking long term. For the betterment of the species and the planet. Education is key and the use of computers to monitor and improve health outcomes is essential.
     
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    helperdude78 replied to brunosbud's response:
    Uh oh...my dad has type 2...i definitely hope this isnt true
     
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    An_255018 replied to helperdude78's response:
    Of course this is true. Make sure your dad is keeping his diabetes in full control.
     
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    brunosbud replied to helperdude78's response:
    The good news is, there's forever hope! The bad news is, hoping and five bits may get you a cup of coffee. Everybody is their own "doctor". The only question, do they want the job?
     
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    bigred53 replied to helperdude78's response:
    Helperdude since your father has type 2 you have a greater chance of developing diabetes yourself. You might want to start now learning all you can about it and 'acting' as if you already have it. Lose weight if you need to and eat a healthy diet.

    Michelle


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