There is some cool research happening in Norway, showing that (a) the breakdown of the body’s natural cleaning system — at the cell level — is causing Alzheimer’s and (b) when this cleaning system is turbocharged, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease seem to disappear. Apparently, when people are smitten by Alzheimer’s, they accumulate a bunch of defective mitochondria and proteins in their brains that interfere with the brain’s normal function.
What’s not immediately clear to me from reading the sciencedaily.com article is how this process of brain cleaning can be turbocharged. When I read the actual article by the research team (link in footer), it says they used “pharmacological and genetic interventions.” Further reading showed that the research team had identified three drugs that could be effective at improving this process.
This is definitely good news for Alzheimer’s sufferers and their families. A better understanding of the disease’s causes and potential remedies is most welcome. I look forward to seeing what else this research team comes up with.
Aaron Charlton is a graduate student completing his PhD in marketing. He is an academic researcher with advanced knowledge of statistics and scientific methods. His interest in Alzheimer’s disease comes from many years of working in healthcare, including for two neurology practices. On this website, he (1) evaluates recent scientific findings relevant to Alzheimer’s disease, and (2) explores alternative medicine and nutrition best practices. You can contact Aaron through his website: https://aaroncharlton.com.