Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Olmsted Falls 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.

Matthew S Wayne, MD
(440) 235-7100
26376 John Rd
Olmsted Falls, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1993

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Cassandra Marie Pileski
(216) 621-5600
36711 American Way
Avon, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Muralidhar Pallaki, MD
216-791-3800 x5269
304 Regatta Dr
Avon Lake, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Rufus A Reuben, MD
(330) 342-8532
7007 Powers Blvd
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kourosh Saghafi
(440) 842-8675
6681 Ridge Road
Parma, OH
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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Sanjeev K Bhavnani
(216) 621-5600
12301 Snow Rd
Parma, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Sudhir R Oza
(216) 252-8444
16111 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Mary Virginia Corrigan, MD
(216) 778-8087
304 Regatta Dr
Avon Lake, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1990

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Ammaji Narra
(216) 621-5600
14600 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Gopal R Kapoor
(216) 252-8444
16111 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH
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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