Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

John K. Grandy

John K. Grandy
Deparment of Neurophysiology,
New York

  • Review Article
    Melatonin: Therapeutic Intervention in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease
    Author(s): John K. GrandyJohn K. Grandy

    This article investigates the potential improvements in the neurologic patient care by utilizing melatonin as a therapeutic intervention. Melatonin is known to be involved in the circadian sleep cycle, but it has other beneficial properties e.g. antioxidant and neuroprotective. In addition, melatonin has been shown to decrease levels of soluble β-amyloid, which is known to form senile plaques that are found the brains of patients with Alzheimer disease. In this article we review melatonin’s physiological activities and evidence-based therapeutic interventions in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease. It was found that melatonin does not reverse the dementia symptoms in the final phases of Alzheimer disease but there was improvement in sleep-wake abnormalities, circadian rhythm disturbances, and sundown.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000148

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