Is there a direct connection between spirochetes (including the lyme spirochete) and Alzheimer's and or other forms of dementia? There is a huge rise in the cases of Alzheimer's disease and this is not just due to an aging population because Alzheimer's is striking people at much younger ages. There is also a corresponding exponential rise in the number of cases of Lyme disease. Many people who harbor the Lyme disease spirochete do not even know they are infected. People with healthy immune systems may ward off a symptomatic case of Lyme until aging produces a weakening of the immune system where symptoms then become evident. In many cases Lyme disease is underdiagnosed and undertreated. It is called The Great Imitator.....as is its close cousin Syphilis ...and can mimic many different conditions.
It is imperative that we begin to look for the causes of Alzheimer's and not just treat the symptoms!! Of course there is never much of a profit in a cure or in prevention, which is one of the main reasons that important studies , such as the one below, often are not acted upon. Let's be wise and realize that researching for the true benefit of others does not have to take anything "good" away from ourselves. We don't have to take away health or money from others in order for us to have what we need personally for a healthy prosperous life.This is a different perspective, an older one that we have been drawn away from...... but it is a better perspective.....and it can work.
Alzheimer's disease - a neurospirochetosis. Analysis of the evidence following Koch's and Hill's criteria.
Judith MiklossyJournal of Neuroinflammation, 2011 Aug 4;8(1):90.
cause slowly progressive dementia, brain atrophy and amyloid
deposition in late neurosyphilis. Recently it has been
suggested that various types of spirochetes, in an analogous
way to Treponema pallidum, could cause dementia and may be
involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Here, we review all data available in the literature on the
detection of spirochetes in AD and critically analyze the
association and causal relationship between spirochetes and
AD following established criteria of Koch and Hill. The
results show a statistically significant association between
spirochetes and AD (P = 1.5 x 10-17, OR = 20, 95% CI = 8-60,
N = 247). When neutral techniques recognizing all types of
spirochetes were used, or the highly prevalent periodontal
pathogen Treponemas were analyzed, spirochetes were observed
in the brain in more than 90% of AD cases. 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 and biological hallmarks of AD were
reproduced in vitro.
The analysis of reviewed data following Koch's and Hill's
postulates shows a probable causal relationship between
neurospirochetosis and AD. Persisting inflammation and
amyloid deposition initiated and sustained by chronic
spirochetal infection form together with the various
hypotheses suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of
AD a comprehensive entity. As suggested by Hill, once the
probability of a causal relationship is established prompt
action is needed. Support and attention should be given to
this field of AD research. Spirochetal infection occurs
years or decades before the manifestation of dementia. As
adequate antibiotic and anti-inflammatory therapies are
available, as in syphilis, one might prevent and eradicate
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A BOOK I JUST REVIEWED.....STOP ALZHEIMER'S NOW is one of the most important books I have ever read and gives much practical advice on how to prevent and to help reverse Alzheimer's. The author mentions Judith Miklossy's studies on the connections between spirochetes and Alzheimers and outlines a diet to help prevent and reverse dementia and even everyday memory problems. Here is my review of this crucially important book http://lymesentinel.blogspot.com/2011/07/stop-alzheimers-now.html