Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

SPECIAL REPORT The maddening saga of how an Alzheimer’s ‘cabal’ thwarted progress toward a cure for decades

[CanLyme Note: Any research that showed that infectious diseases such as Lyme disease have been found to have a role in developing dementia’s including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have been methodically ignored and dismissed. The emphasis on beta-amyloid plaques as the cause of AD has put us years behind. Plaques are simply a symptom, a result of a process, be it an Continues →

REVERSIBLE CAUSES OF DEMENTIA AND NORMAL PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS

Recent high-profile cases in the news remind us of the need to consider Lyme disease as a possible cause of reversible dementia. For the past several years, legendary singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson was believed to be suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, in the past week we have learned that the musician’s memory problems are instead due to undiagnosed and untreated Continues →

Lyme Disease: Beyond Erythema Migrans

Feb, 2016 Herbert B. Allen, et al Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research Abstract Background: With the recent discoveries of Borrelia burgdorferi and other spirochetes in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and with a recent analysis showing the very same pathology in both syphilitic and Alzheimer’s dementia it seems both rational and urgent to consider all aspects of Lyme disease Continues →

Drexel University Team Duplicates Dr Alan MacDonald’s Findings of Bacterial Biofilms in Alzheimer’s Plaques

Feb. 2016   –  Allen et al., J Neuroinfect Dis 2016, 7:1 Dr. Herbert B. Allen and his colleagues at Drexel University, Philadelphia have confirmed the presence of bacterial biofilm substance in autopsy brain tissue from victims of Alzheimer’s disease. The extracellular polysaccharide matrix of the biofilms was detected using periodic acid Schiff (PAS) stain, and co-localised with the beta-amyloid Continues →

Can Alzheimer Disease be Prevented?

 Bret S. Stetka, MD Background and Biomarkers AD is an epidemic, affecting over 5 million Americans and nearly 40 million people worldwide. AD afflicts 1 in 8 people aged 65 years or older and nearly half of those 85 years and older.[2] The reason for the staggering prevalence is simply that we’re living longer. “The major risk factor for AD is Continues →

Alzheimer’s disease – a neurospirochetosis. Analysis of the evidence following Koch’s and Hill’s criteria.

“Borrelia burgdorferi was detected in the brain in 25.3% of AD cases analyzed and was 13 times more frequent in AD compared to controls. Periodontal pathogen Treponemas (T. pectinovorum, T. amylovorum, T. lecithinolyticum, T. maltophilum, T. medium, T. socranskii) and Borrelia burgdorferi were detected using species specific PCR and antibodies. Importantly, co-infection with several spirochetes occurs in AD. The pathological Continues →