E-Newsletter: August 25, 2016


The biggest question for researchers continues to be what causes Alzheimer’s and what are the factors that aggravate the disease? A provocative study investigates the theory that Alzheimer’s disease may be a response to infection in the brain.

The study suggests that Alzheimer’s may result from the brain’s attempt to fight off some kind of infectious organism, perhaps a virus or bacteria, that enters the brain. The immune system, according to this theory, responds by producing sticky proteins called beta-amyloid that encase the invading organism, causing it to die.

We hope you enjoy this month’s expert-reviewed articles.

Your ALZinfo Team

Research Articles

Could Alzheimer’s Be Caused by a Brain Infection?

August 11, 2016

A provocative new study posits the theory that Alzheimer’s disease […] Read More

Dementia Rates Are Slowing, but Alzheimer’s Cases Continue to Rise

August 11, 2016

Experts estimate that more than five million Americans live with […] Read More

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