July 19, 2010

Sniffing Insulin Help Memory, Alzheimer's?

For the millions of Americans who find themselves or their family members suffering from Alzheimer's or other memory loss issues, may have good news coming as studies show that insulin, when you take it by sniffing it, may improve the memory of Alzheimer's sufferers.

The disease, that sets in on many people in the last years of their life, is a fatal and debilitating illness that causes the brain to deteriorate. It affects many senior citizens, causing their family to lose them bit by bit over a period of years, and can be terribly painful and confusing to deal with.

Insulin has been shown in recent tests to be a useful treatment, quite possibly, though more research is needed to figure out how it can be implemented. It seems to show real improvements in memory and recall though, so far. Hopefully this can be a step forward in treating this disease that causes so much pain for so many people.

Sniffing Insulin Help Memory, Alzheimer's?

Squirting insulin up the noses of patients with early forms of Alzheimer's disease showed signs of improving their memory, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. Patients who got the treatment for four months showed improvements in tests of memory recall that lasted for two months. "We believe our results are very promising and they warrant future trials," said Dr. Suzanne Craft of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and the University of Washington in Seattle, who presented her findings at a meeting of the Alzheimer's Association in Honolulu.

Sniffing Insulin Help Memory, Alzheimer's?

Posted at July 19, 2010 9:59 AM