Shorter telomeres associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

Ed Park, MD dr ed park, Telomere erosion Leave a Comment

Here is an article linking shorter telomeres in the hippocampal region with Alzheimer’s.

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One of the co-authors is Elizabeth Blackburn, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2009 for the discover of telomerase.  She is a big proponent of telomerase activation through natural interventions, but an opponent of telomerase activation with nutriceutical help as I discuss in this blog.

In many older patients taking TA-65 for a while, dreaming can resume after decades.  Since R.E.M. sleep is a subjective heuristic of neurogenesis, the resumption of this is encouraging.  I have seen anecdotal reports of improvement in traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis and although we cannot say if they were related, they do provide interesting support for my theory that there is only one disease, with a thousand faces.

(Although I haven’t done a webinar on Alzheimer’s, I have heard some anecdotal cases of improvement. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at

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