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Strategies That May Keep Your Brain Sharp
Everybody gets older — not just the body, but also the brain. There are, however, some things you can do that may help keep your thought processes humming along despite the extra mileage.
Diabetes, Depression, Dementia: How They May Be Linked
Diabetes and depression are both challenging yet common chronic diseases in the US. Together, they may pose an additional risk to mental health.
Without Proper Control, Diabetes May Lead to Mental Decline
In middle age, taking care of yourself now could mean avoiding a health crisis later — and that may go double for diabetes patients. Middle-aged diabetes patients may have a raised risk for mental decline later in life.
Dementia Still a Risk for Diabetics Controlling Blood Pressure
Type 2 diabetes has been linked to dementia and cognitive decline in older adults.  A recent study examined whether intensive blood pressure goals and fibrate therapy could help.
Linking Estrogen, Diabetes and Dementia
How well the brain functions often depends on the body's overall health. For older women with changed hormonal levels and diabetes, brain health may be a particular concern.
Healthy Bodies Kept Minds Healthy
As many Americans age, we’ve been told to expect a huge swelling in the rates of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. A new review of recent studies shows some improvement being made on this front.
Staying Fit to Fend off Illness
The risk for various health problems increases with age. But there are steps people can take to help minimize these risks, and exercise seems to be one of those steps.
Dementia’s Taste for Blood Sugar
People with diabetes can have high levels of blood sugar. If this high blood sugar goes uncontrolled, patients may be at risk for a number of health problems, including mental health issues. But even in people without diabetes, high blood sugar may present some risks.
Falling Glucose, Foggy Thinking
Balanced blood sugar keeps energy circulating through the brain. Several studies have explored the effect of blood sugar levels on that major organ, which controls every other organ and aspect of the human body.
A Healthy Heart to Keep Your Wits
Diabetes has been linked to dementia. But diabetes alone may not be the cause of this type of mental decline. Heart disease risk factors may be the real driver behind cognitive impairment.