Increased Blood Sugar Levels an Alzheimer’s Trigger
According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2010 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures report, there are more than 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s and over 10 million family caregivers providing support for someone with Alzheimer’s.
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is important for optimal brain health, Dr. Scott Small, MD at Columbia University Medical Center has focused his research on the connection between declining memory and increased blood sugar levels. His research has shown that the detate gyrus of the hippocampus sustains damage linked to an increase in blood sugar levels even in non-diabetics. The damage may be both preventable and revisible by returining to normal blood sugar levels. Be sure to address your aging patients’ blood sugar levels using diet, exercise, supplementation or medication.