The mechanisms involved in how Alzheimer’s Disease develops are not yet fully understood.
- We do now know that inflammation within the central nervous system plays a key role in the development of the plaque that is associated with brain cell destruction.
Recent publications report that Spirochetes, the bacteria’s involved in Lyme disease, were found in 90% of the people who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Other research groups have found that the bacteria involved in periodontitis (gum disease) is linked to the development of the disease.
Periodontal gum disease include gingivitis and periodontitis. These are chronic bacterial infections that affect the gums and also the underlying bone structure supporting the teeth. Bacteria builds up in the plaque - a sticky, colourless film that forms on your teeth every day. This bacteria causes the gums to become red and swollen and to bleed easily.
The most common treatment for bacterial gum disease is scaling and removing the bacteria from the root surface below the gum level. Any type of treatment requires that patient to maintain good oral hygiene.
The role of bacterial infections in causing inflammation within the central nervous system and the development of Alzheimer’s Disease shows the importance of both the necessary lifestyle changes and of restoring a strong and balanced immune system to arrest the progression of the disease.
Embryonic Stem Cells have a direct effect on the immune system. The immune system becomes more in balance within days of starting stem cell therapy.
Embryonic Stem Cells are able to successfully alleviate most chronic inflammations such as arthritis and Crohn’s disease and may be the best defence against the development of Alzheimer’s Disease, especially in its early stages where ensuring ‘prevention’ is better than seeking a cure once the condition has deteriorated.
- However Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment can also be effective in helping to repair lost brain function in patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease.
It used to be thought that lost neurons could not be recovered. Recent studies have shown that it is possible to regrow neurons and neuronal connections. Embryonic Stem Cell treatment has been demonstrated to generate regrowth of neurons following severe brain injuries and in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Results vary depending on how far the disease has progressed. Most Alzheimer’s Disease patients have seen improvements following only 10 injections of 20 million ESC. This treatment should be combined with treatment for any of the more commonplace bacterial infections, such as periodontitis (gum disease) which appears to be involved in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease.