Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Hamilton OH

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.

James Brian Shackson, MD
6508 Bridgeton Manor Ct
Hamilton, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided by:
Manish Girish Srivastava, MD
(513) 984-2300
7289 Rolling Meadows Dr
West Chester, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided by:
Susan Elaine Berner
(937) 681-5740
7792 Misty Shore Dr
West Chester, OH
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

Data Provided by:
Andrew D Grubbs
(513) 569-6747
4015 Executive Park Dr
Cincinnati, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Data Provided by:
Seung Ho Choi, MD
(513) 398-4090
6301 Thornberry Ct
Mason, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided by:
Thomas John Willke
(513) 863-6222
4125 Hamilton Middletown Rd
Hamilton, OH
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

Data Provided by:
Erika D Brudzinski
(513) 523-2340
10 N Locust St
Oxford, OH
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

Data Provided by:
Mausi Abosede Okunade, MD
(513) 591-2735
6099 Garden View Ct
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ibadan, Coll Of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided by:
Saba Azher Ansari, MD
Mason, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided by:
Sally L Brooks, MD
(513) 336-3090
MB2-535 4361 Irwin Simpson Rd
Mason, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Food for Thought

Provided by: 

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.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...