An examination of driving records in a dementia clinic
The motor vehicle driving records of 249 persons sent to an outpatient dementia clinic are evaluated to determine the linkage between this cognitive impairment and traffic accidents. Drivers who were diagnosed to have dementia had 2.5 times the motor vehicle crash rate compared with a randomly selected, but matched control group. On the other hand, those who were not demented had about 2.2 times the traffic crash rate. These persons were also found to be suffering from an assortment of psychiatric, neurological and medical problems.
Publication Name: The Journals of Gerontology, Series B
Effects of an oral glucose challenge on free radicals/antioxidants balance in an older population with type II diabetes
Elderly people with type II diabetes mellitus were studied to measure the impact of acute and chronic hyperglycemia on the level of free radicals in leukocytes and serum. Research suggests increased basal oxidative stress is associated with type II diabetes in the elderly, and hyperglycemic challenge as measured in leukocytes is linked with greater basal oxidative stress, as well.
Publication Name: The Journals of Gerontology, Series A