Pathways from Co-occurrence of Poor Oral Health and Diabetes to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) and Mortality


Bei Wu

Dean's Professor in Global Health
Director, Global Health & Aging Research
Director for Research, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Affiliated Professor, Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry
Funding source
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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This study will contribute to a better understanding of the risk profile of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) by providing empirical evidence on the combined risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and poor oral health for ADRD.

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