Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Westland 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.

Trupti Vikram Patel, MD
(614) 284-4414
35300 Nankin Blvd
Westland, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1997

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Marvin Trimas, DO
(734) 728-2130
6149 N Wayne Rd
Westland, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1977

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Keith M Tobin
(734) 427-9900
28701 Plymouth Rd
Livonia, MI
Specialty
General Practice, Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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Thomas Robert Palmer, MD
(734) 455-6852
9380 Colony Farms Ct
Plymouth, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Henry Ford Medical Group

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Satish N Kamath
(313) 274-2500
24100 Oxford St
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Venkataramana Lingam, MD
(734) 367-8444
30901 Palmer Rd
Westland, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1978

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Michael G Burry
(734) 427-9900
28701 Plymouth Rd
Livonia, MI
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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Mario Julio-correia DeMeireles
(313) 359-0801
24430 Ford Rd
Dearborn Heights, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Adrian Sheremeta
(734) 414-1088
990 W Ann Arbor Trl
Plymouth, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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T Prose, MD
(734) 453-6970
306 S Main St Ste 3000
Plymouth, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine, Medical Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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