Typically, the initial symptoms are memory loss so that it is difficult to recall recent events and to learn new information.
There are uncanny parallels with T2D. The incidence of AD has been growing rapidly and is projected to continue increasing for some time.
Furthermore, as with T2D, the disease is now being diagnosed in comparatively young people.
A study conducted in Holland has found that those with T2D are more than three times as likely to develop dementia as those who do not have the disease. Those being treated with insulin showed an even higher risk.