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Type 2 Diabetes and Dementia

  • Mark W. J. Strachan
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Abstract

Dementia is a devastating illness. Not only does it rob an individual of his or her memory, but it also takes away that individual’s independence and can have dramatic effects on family and friends. Eighteen percent of deaths in men and 23% of deaths in women aged 85–89 years are directly attributable to dementia. Over the age of 65 years, the prevalence of dementia doubles every 5 years so that, for example, 5.9% of people aged 75–79 years and 12.2% of people aged 80–84 years are affected.

Keywords

Mild Cognitive Impairment Diabetic Retinopathy Glycaemic Control Vascular Dementia Severe Hypoglycaemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark W. J. Strachan
    • 1
  1. 1.Metabolic UnitWestern General HospitalEdinburghUK

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