LiveWell Magazine: March 2019
A Critical Connection
Growing evidence shows diabetes increases risk for dementia
Researchers are beginning to see a connection between diabetes and types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Anything that affects blood flow or causes inflammation can impact the brain and contribute to the changes in the brain proteins that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Dr. Alireza Atri, director of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute, in Sun City, explains.