Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), diabetes and trajectories of change in episodic memory performance

Colleen Pappas, Ross Andel, Frank Infurna, Shyam Seetharaman

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Background As the ageing population grows, it is important to identify strategies to moderate cognitive ageing. Objective We examined glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) and diabetes in relation to level and change in episodic memory in older adults with and without diabetes. Methods Data from 4419 older adults with (n=950) and without (n=3469) diabetes participating in a nationally representative longitudinal panel study (the Health and Retirement Study) were examined. Average baseline age was 72.66 years and 58% were women. HbA1c was measured in 2006 and episodic memory was measured using immediate and delayed list recall over 4 biennial waves between 2006 and 2012. Growth curve models were used to assess trajectories of episodic memory change. Results In growth curve models adjusted for age, sex, education, race, depressive symptoms and waist circumference, higher HbA1c levels and having diabetes were associated with poorer baseline episodic memory (p=0.036 and

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
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StateAccepted/In press - Jul 20 2016

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Episodic Memory
Glycosylated Hemoglobin A
Sex Education
Retirement
Waist Circumference
Growth
Longitudinal Studies
Depression
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  • Epidemiology

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