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

Michael John Mitchko, MD
(585) 393-2862
92 Brentwood Ln
Fairport, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1996

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Samuel Umesegha
(212) 423-4500
1879 Madison Ave
New York, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Paul P Weinsaft, MD
(212) 247-8637
205 W 54th St
New York, NY
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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Eric C Knight, MD
(617) 525-2043
55 Susquehanna Ave
Cooperstown, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dilshad F Chagla
(718) 604-5388
585 Schenectady Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Mariela Viera, MD
1300 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med, Bayamon Pr 00621
Graduation Year: 1998

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Nikolaos A Migias
(914) 376-5555
69 S Broadway
Yonkers, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, 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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