Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Milledgeville GA

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.

Marghoob Abbas, MD
1215 Columbia Dr
Milledgeville, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rawalpindi Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1985

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Abelardo Delgado
Swint Ave
Milledgeville, GA
Specialty
Geriatric Internal Medicine, Alzheimer's Specialist

Mounir Darradji, MD
5470 Meridian Marks Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ D'Alger, Inst Natl D'Ensign Sup En Sci Med, Alger, Algeria
Graduation Year: 1987

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Kieran Alexander Cooper
(678) 499-8633
41 Marietta St Nw
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Swati Gaur
(770) 535-3553
743 Spring St Ne
Gainesville, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Donald E Manning, MD
(478) 445-4515
127 Honeysuckle Rd NW
Milledgeville, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ramsey Elliott Jackson, MD
2650 Weigelia Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1998

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Manuel Antonio Eskildsen
(404) 778-5000
1365 Clifton Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Charles H Taylor, MD
3400 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1947

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Mary Anepohl Norman, MD
(404) 294-3040
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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