Dr. Bei Wu joins Being Patient Live Talks Friday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET to discuss her latest research on the link between diabetes, tooth loss, and dementia.
In her latest research, Wu and her team of researchers studied the link between diabetes and tooth loss regarding cognitive decline. Looking at 9,948 older adults 65 and older, the team found that the combination of diabetes and poor dental care contributes to worse cognitive function and faster cognitive decline.
Wu is the Dean’s Professor in Global Health and Vice Dean for Research at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She’s also the inaugural Co-Director of the NYU Aging Incubator. Wu is known internationally as a leader in research on gerontology and aging. Her research covers aging and global health topics, including oral health, long-term care, dementia, and caregiving. In particular, Wu is one of the first in the nation to study the link between oral health and cognitive decline in older adults.
Tune into her live talk Friday to learn more about the link between oral health, diabetes, and cognitive decline.
7 thoughts on “Dr. Bei Wu: The Link Between Diabetes, Tooth Loss, and Dementia”
Want to know more about the loss of teeth and dementia. For example if your dentist says, you need to get your upper teeth pulled & get false ones. Does that speed up the decline from Alzheimers disease?
Thanks for the question! We’re sure to cover teeth loss and dementia on the Live Talk, so we hope you’ll tune in on Facebook. I’ve also passed your question along. Thanks!
I somehow was signed up for class on central time on April 21st.
I needed to be changed to 1:00pm class on Easter Coast time.
Hey Kathryn, the Live Talk will start at 1 pm ET, so you should have signed up for the right talk! We hope you’ll tune in on Facebook!
My husband has all 3. Dementia, diabetes and tooth loss. I am hoping to learn more about the connection.
I missed the talk today. Will there be an opportunity to see a “rerun”?
Yes it is posted to our website: https://www.beingpatient.com/whats-the-link-between-diabetes-loosing-teeth-and-cognitive-decline/