Age Matters Clinic


Toronto Geriatric Assessment and Memory Clinic

Alzheimer's Is Related To The Brain's Resistance To Insulin


Alzheimer's Disease has been proved to be related to the brain's resistance to insulin's action. Recent studies conducted by the University of Pennsylvania have established this fact, and so AD is now also known as Alzheimer's Type 3 Diabetes. This research has shown that Alzheimer's affects even people who have no hyperglycemia. Dr. Suzanne de la Monte of the Rhode Island Hospital has found a direct link between diabetes and the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.

At the Age Matters Clinic, we help patients and their families by helping to identify the affected areas of memory, and the extent to which the disease has progressed. Where ever possible, we provide treatments, exercises and cognitive enhancers to help fight the progression of the disease. We at the Clinic offer comprehensive cognitive assessment to diagnose the progress of the disease and the extent of the memory loss in the patient. This helps us to help you to cope with the memory loss in your loved one. The patient undergoes an Integrated Assessment which comprises of medical evaluation, cognitive abilities, anxiety and depression. When the patient is treated for anxiety or depression, there is a marked improvement in the memory retention and cognitive functions. As 20% of the Canadian population above the age of 65 suffers from Alzheimer's, we at the clinic have dedicated ourselves to improving the quality of their life.