I am driven to end diabetes and dementia in American Indian and rural communities
Neil Henderson is moving away from looking at diseases in isolation. He and his Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team study “disease clusters,” and specifically the interaction between diabetes and dementia.
“I truly do not know of any other place where this kind of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work on these topics has been done. And I can’t wait to get it started.” Neil Henderson, Professor Click to tweet
People with diabetes have an increased risk for vascular dementia over their lifetime, so by attacking diabetes he hopes to address two problems at once.
He also aims to illuminate the social, political, and economic factors that drive people toward increased risk for developing diabetes in the first place.