Alzheimer caused by a Fungus?
Traces of fungus have been discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers, researchers said Thursday, relaunching the question: might the disease be caused by an infectious microbe? There is no conclusive evidence, but if the answer turns out to be “yes,” it means Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) may be targeted with antifungal treatment, a Spanish team reported in the journal Scientific Reports. “The possibility that AD is a fungal disease, or that fungal infection is a risk factor for the disease, opens new perspectives for effective therapy for these patients,” they wrote.[via]
The proof is not solid, but these insights might help.