Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Howell MI

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.

William A Bush
(517) 548-1246
820 Byron Rd
Howell, MI
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Nasir Ali
(810) 225-0086
1021 Karl Greimel Dr Ste 102
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Donald E Rutherford, DO
(616) 281-6766
1159 S Harbor Dr Unit C4
Grand Haven, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1986

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Mutahhar Ahmad
(248) 840-7480
27620 Farmington Rd
Farmington Hills, MI
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Visala Dandamudi, MD
Farmington, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kakatiya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Warrangal, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1996

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Mohammad Nadeemullah, MD
(810) 844-7500
7575 West Grandrwer South
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hos, Howell, Mi; Select Specialty Hosp Of Ann A, Ypsilanti, Mi
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Assoc

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Mark Douglas Ensberg, MD
(517) 377-0330
4900 Zimmer Rd
Williamston, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1981

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Ashar Humayun Khan, MD
818 Riverside Ave
Adrian, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Orlando Ivan Benedict
(810) 694-9903
8392 Holly Rd
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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Iris Fay Boettcher, MD
(616) 391-5710
2365 Bauer Rd
Jenison, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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