There is evidence of a link between Alzheimers disease and Diabetes 3.
While both can be age related diseases, a growing body of research is showing a link that connect the two: Insulin.
Studies have shown that diabetics have a 30 to 65 per cent higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease at an early age.
A report in The Telegraph newspaper in the UK, says researchers have found that exposing the brain to too much insulin can cause it to stop responding to the hormone, hampering our ability to think and create new memories and ultimately leading to permanent damage.
Meanwhile a small-scale trial at Washington University, found that people who were given a nasal spray containing insulin, were better at remembering details of stories, had longer attention spans and were more independent.
It-s hoped that a trial involving 240 volunteers showing early signs of dementia, will provide further clues as to whether the spray can protect memory and learning ability.