Association of stroke and post-stroke dementia with type II diabetes in older adults

Takeaway

  • Older adults with type II diabetes (T2D) are at greater risk of stroke and subsequent dementia; furthermore, the presence of T2D accelerates development of post-stroke dementia.

Why this matters

  • T2D is known to increase the risk of stroke and post-stroke dementia, suggesting a possible commonality in the underlying vascular mechanisms of these conditions.
  • Strict control of T2D in older adults could reduce ischemic stroke and post-stroke dementia.