Testing for Dementia and Successful Therapies After Diagnosis
Testing for Dementia and Successful Therapies After Diagnosis by Neal Rouzier, MD Alzheimer's Dementia Case Study Recently, I was asked to consult on a 70 y/o man who was diagnosed with AD. Ten years ago he was gainfully employed as an accountant but had rapidly progressive dementia thereby making work impossible, thus mandating retirement. After undergoing
Hormones and Alzheimer’s: Prevention & Treatment
Hormones and Alzheimer's: Prevention & Treatment by Neal Rouzier, MD In keeping with my intent to provide a literature update/review that goes beyond that which is taught in the Hormone Optimization series, I wish to address another organ and system that is of utmost importance, but that is not well addressed by mainstream medicine at
Insulin Resistance and Alzheimer’s Dementia
Insulin Resistance and Alzheimer's Dementia by: Neal Rouzier, MD At Hormones and Beyond 2020, I addressed the effect that Insulin Resistance had on the risk and progression of cancer. Last year, at Hormones and Beyond Jason Fung presented his latest book on cancer with a focus on preventing and treating IR via fasting. Although 90%
Protecting The Aging Brain
Protecting The Aging Brain by Krista Russ Reviewed by: Ken Sharlin, MD Although we discussed, some of the many observable features of Alzheimer’s dementia and clues as to its development, such as changes in brain glucose utilization and conversion of tau to the incorrect isomeric form due to proteins sitting in the brain for too
Alzheimer’s Disease: Potential Causes & Treatments
Alzheimer's Disease: Potential Causes & Treatments by Krista Russ Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) is a disease of multifactorial origin. It does not have one specific cause; rather, there are multiple pathways that contribute to its development and progression. We know that Alzheimer's Disease is multifactorial because it features a multitude of biochemical changes such as the
Hormones and Long-Term Brain Health
Hormones and Long-Term Brain Health by Krista Russ We have now discussed several etiologies behind Alzheimer’s Dementia. We know that a healthful lifestyle, including maintaining a healthy weight, are important factors correlated with lower AD risk. Many of the pathways that contribute to AD are unique from each other, but what all of them share
Prevention and Reversal of Dementia: What Role Does Insulin Play?
As many providers can attest, Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) is a complex brain disease that slowly destroys a person’s memory and thinking abilities until sufferers become so debilitated that they cannot carry out the simplest of tasks (1). Over six million Americans over the age of 65 suffer from dementia (1). Even grimmer, as the condition progresses, it can become fatal within as little as 3-10 years (1). Few providers would disagree with these statements. Where the tables turn is the consensus on the causes of dementia, who will get it, and whether or not dementia is a destined part of aging. Dementia is debilitating, life-altering, and ultimately, life-ending. The question is, does it have to be? Can dementia be prevented or even reversed?
The Multiple Pathways and Causative Factors of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Every year I struggle with the decision as to what topic would be the most appropriate for the next APIM Annual Summit. Three years ago, at Hormones & Beyond Symposium 2019, we reviewed diabetes, fasting, treatment options, and pathophysiology. Two years ago, we covered How Estrogenics are making you Fat, Sick, and Infertile. Last year, we reviewed cancer, hormones, cardiovascular disease, and prostate cancer. So, now what? Fortunately, the FDA has recently approved the first and only treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. This was extremely political and controversial. Also recently, I attended a lecture by Dale Bredesen from U.C.L. A., a world’s expert on dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. As a result of the foregoing, the topic for this year’s symposium was easy.
The Healthcare & Brain Health Crisis
We live in a world where chronic health problems are on the rise. To make matters worse, the treatments for these problems are usually focused on treating symptoms rather than correcting the root of the problem or preventing it to begin with.