Diabetes: Risikofaktor für Demenz

Translated title of the contribution: Diabetes: Risk factor for dementia

B. Fatke, H. Förstl, A. Risse

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In numerous epidemiological studies diabetes mellitus has emerged as a risk factor for dementia. The risk of dementia is positively associated with the duration and insufficient treatment of diabetes. Diabetes promotes neuropathological changes observed in vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Antidiabetic therapies, such as change of lifestyle, metformin, insulin sensitizers and insulin, are currently being investigated with respect to the neuroprotective potential and have demonstrated promising results. Due to the high burden of the disease effective prevention as well as early confirmation of diagnosis and initiation of treatment of diabetes mellitus could translate into a substantial reduction of dementia cases.

Translated title of the contributionDiabetes: Risk factor for dementia
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)475-486
Number of pages12
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


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