Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Olean NY

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.

Danielle R Robinson, MD
Olean, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ruth Palmquist
(716) 373-8040
Olean, NY
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Peter Badmajew
(631) 722-3114
1882 Main Rd
Jamesport, NY
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Mona B Fleiss
(718) 928-3530
48 Cedar St
Brooklyn, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Shan-Wan Chen, MD
21 Cathedral Ave
Garden City, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Shanghai Second Med Univ, Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Graduation Year: 1969

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Danielle R Kwakye Berko, MD
Olean, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1993

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Siddiq Nabi, MD
(516) 263-4785
48 Central Blvd
Merrick, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Zurich, Med Fak, Zurich, Switzerland
Graduation Year: 1959

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Richard F Mittereder
(585) 368-4050
105 Canal Landing Blvd.
Rochester, NY
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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Rupal S Shah
(516) 708-2522
2800 Marcus Ave
New Hyde Park, NY
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Silvio John Ceccarelli
(914) 848-8700
1 Theall Rd
Rye, NY
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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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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