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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 →

Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?

[CanLyme Note:  Judith Miklossy, PhD, was a founding Board member of CanLyme in 2003 and remained until she moved back to her home in Switzerland from British Columbia in 2009. Her research ethics and standards are impeccable and well recognized.] By Jill U. Adams TheScientist In late 2011, Drexel University dermatology professor Herbert Allen was astounded to read a new research paper Continues →


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 →

31 Scientists Push to Tie Microbes to Alzheimer’s Disease Including Lyme Disease

A journal article says herpes virus and Lyme disease bacteria are behind the mind-robbing illness, but not all researchers are convinced March 21, 2016 Scientists have long puzzled over the root causes of Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating and typically fatal condition that currently denies more than five million Americans their cognition and memory. But in a provocative editorial soon to be Continues →

Historic evidence to support a causal relationship between spirochetal infections and Alzheimer’s disease

Front Aging Neurosci. 2015; 7: 46. Published online 2015 Apr 16. doi:  10.3389/fnagi.2015.00046 Judith Miklossy Abstract Following previous observations a statistically significant association between various types of spirochetes and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) fulfilled Hill’s criteria in favor of a causal relationship. If spirochetal infections can indeed cause AD, the pathological and biological hallmarks of AD should also occur in syphilitic Continues →

Lyme Neuroborreliosis and Dementia

Abstract    Introduction: Descriptions of Lyme disease and dementia are rare.   Objective: To describe patients with dementia and a positive “intrathecal anti-Borrelia antibody index” (AI), specific for neuroborreliosis.   Methods: Among 1,594 patients seen for dementia, we prospectively identified and studied 20 patients (1.25%) with dementia and a positive AI. Patients underwent a battery of neuropsychological tests brain, MRI, Continues →