Diabetes is associated with increased rate of cognitive decline in questionably demented elderly.

@article{RavonaSpringer2010DiabetesIA,
  title={Diabetes is associated with increased rate of cognitive decline in questionably demented elderly.},
  author={Ramit Ravona-Springer and Xiaodong Luo and James Schmeidler and M Aleksander Wysocki and Gerson T Lesser and Michael Rapp and Karen L. Dahlman and Hillel Z Grossman and Vahram Haroutunian and Michal Schnaider Beeri},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={68-74}
}
BACKGROUND This study examines whether the association of diabetes with the rate of cognitive decline varies according to dementia severity. METHODS Longitudinal study on subjects residing in nursing homes and assisted living (n = 342). The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) was used to measure the rate of cognitive decline in diabetic and nondiabetic subjects who were nondemented (Clinical Dementia Rating, CDR = 0; n = 125), questionably demented (CDR = 0.5; n = 58) or frankly demented… CONTINUE READING

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