You can't miss the headlines. Every day there is new "research" to point to the causative mechanism for Alzheimer's Disease. Since the re-classification of AD from a psychiatric disorder to a somatic entity industry has been frantically searching for the next blockbuster drug.
If the truth identifies AD as a diffuse clinical syndrome we will finally start to address prevention and lifelong determinants of health. More of these associations will certainly follow. Senescence and Alzheimer's Disease share a common pathway--we need to follow the clues.
If you prefer a little more granularity here is a list of a few days of "news" reporting on Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease. The tensions are entrenched between the separate research camps--localized in the brain or downstream implications of senescence?
This is the complete visualization that generates the smaller focused graphic highlighting the AD, dementia, and obesity links.
The original visualization is quite impressive and demonstrates valuable insights. You can download the PDF.
Never underestimate the power of the right data! Headlines that report scientific research findings fail to mention that the studies were in mice, or small studies, or weak statistical correlations. The best tool for understanding relevance and statistical rigor of reported findings is knowledge! Stay tuned...oh, and buy a small resource for helping you to locate the free databases that allow you to gather your own insights. 5 sources for finding free healthcare data--now available in print or e-book.