Diabetes, Depression, and Dementia Link
Feb 27, 2021
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Laura Martínez López, PharmD. Candidate 2021, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy
The diagnosis and treatment of depression in the elderly population with type 2 diabetes are essential for managing dementia risks.
As health care providers, when we consider our elderly population, we think about renal dose adjustment, hepatic adjustments, cardiovascular diseases, complications in their health, drug interactions, etc. In this case, we are talking about patients with type 2 diabetes who were diagnosed with depression and are at risk of dementia. Some researchers are trying to find the links between these three health conditions that are very important to maintain under control to keep our elderly population healthy as possible. Depression is up to two times as common in patients who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and a variety of reasons are behind this....
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