Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Chehalis WA

In a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from Brown Medical School found that reduced glucose uptake and decreased metabolism in the hippocampus—the area of the brain associated with memory—cause neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment.

Daniel C P Ene Stroescu, MD
316 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michi Yukawa, MD
(206) 341-4505
2118 130th Pl SE
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1989

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Heather E Jones
(206) 386-6111
1401 Madison St
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Evan Michael Graham
(509) 765-0216
840 E Hill Ave
Moses Lake, WA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Linda Jean Blackwell, MD
(360) 671-4402
3015 Squalicum Pkwy Ste 160
Bellingham, WA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1981

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Reza Tabibi
(360) 501-3601
1615 Delaware St
Longview, WA
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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John W Gill
(509) 663-8711
820 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Rima Huda Jallad
(503) 220-8262
1603 E Fourth Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Robert Gerard Haining
(206) 365-4222
1570 N 115th St
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Tad Lionel Hiner, MD
(212) 604-2191
5219 W Clearwater Ave
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Montemorelos, Esc De Med, Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1994

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Food for Thought

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By Kris Kucera

Rarely does an extended family get a free pass from Alzheimer’s disease or diabetes mellitus. On the surface, these two afflictions appear totally unrelated —Alzheimer’s (AD), Mother Nature’s cruel version of identity theft; and diabetes, the glucose-metabolism disorder that affects both young and old alike. However, new research indicates that the two diseases behave in a similar manner.

In a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from Brown Medical School found that reduced glucose uptake and decreased metabolism in the hippocampus—the area of the brain associated with memory—cause neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment. This, they say, suggests that a form of diabetes, tentatively dubbed type 3, leads to AD.

Type 1 diabetes results from a severe or complete lack of insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas that controls blood sugar. Type 2, dubbed adult onset diabetes (although these days it occurs in teenagers and even younger kids), also stems from a dearth of insulin, or insulin resistance —the existing insulin molecules cannot deliver glucose through the cells’ membranes. Surprisingly, the researchers found a new form of insulin, produced in the brain, and they believe that, over time, decreasing levels of this “brain insulin” and other insulin-related proteins ultimately precipitate AD. While levels of brain insulin have no known affect on a body’s overall blood sugar, scientists have long recognized that diabetes patients are more likely to develop AD than those without the disease.

Skeptics of the Brown team’s findings argue that our brains produce so little insulin in the first place, reduced levels of the hormone can’t possibly play a significant role in AD. Regardless, the new data show that AD may be a neuroendocrine disorder, thus increasing the possibility for more effective treatments. And that gives hope to all of us who may one day be touched, directly or indirectly, by the merciless hand of AD.

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