This is an amazing article, highlighting the new direction and approach to finding the cause and potential treatment of the most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease.

The 2 biggest main points of this articles are:

• There may be a potential link between the bacteria causing gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, and the cause of Alzheimer’s.
• Our oral health is even more important than expected, not only important for good oral hygiene, but may save our brain in the long term.

This is an exciting area of research and we’ll be keeping a close eye on it in the future.

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We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it

After decades of disappointment, we may have a new lead on fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Compelling evidence that the condition is caused by a bacterium involved in gum disease could prove a game-changer in tackling one of medicine’s biggest mysteries, and lead to effective treatments or even a vaccine.

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Author: Michael Dermansky

Michael has now been working in physiotherapy for over 20 years, since graduating from Melbourne University in 1998 and is even more passionate about getting the best outcomes for clients than he was then. Michael is always studying and looking for new and innovative ways to improve the service at MD Health, including and not limited to the ideas from the fitness industry and great customer service companies. In his spare moments, he loves spending time with his two children, Sebastian and Alexander and hopefully taking them skiing more and more often.

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