Physicians and researchers all over the world are keen to discover a root cause for Alzheimer’s disease.
Nearly 44 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to grow exponentially as the global population ages. More than 747,000 Canadians are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, about the same number who will die of Alzheimer’s each year in the United States.
The growing elderly population has also seen some substantial changes to dental health, too. Severe systemic fungal infections in the mouth have increased dramatically for seniors over the last three decades.
Now a link may have been found between oral infections and Alzheimer’s disease.
University of Oslo professor Ingar Olsen has spent his career studying how oral micro-organisms invade local tissue. Their invasion wrecks havoc systemically as they spread.
Working with another senior researcher, Sim K. Singhrao at the University of Lancashire’s Oral & Dental Sciences ResearchRead More »from Possible link found between Alzheimer's disease and oral infections