MNT: Brain Lesions (Damage to small blood vessels) Can Predict Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Among participants with heightened amyloid plaque levels, those with Alzheimer's had higher volumes of white matter hyperintensities or small brain lesions that were seen via MRI.

Among subjects with mild cognitive impairment, both factors predicted the development ofAlzheimer's disease .

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Good post - However what causes them is the big question - some can be caused by infection from Borrelia this was a post I wrote a while ago with links to the research
Then of course Brian Fallon is an expert in this field at Columbia University

Then of course there is the work of Miklossy finding DNA of Borrelia in Alzheimer brains Also other spyrochetes.

This of course was previously found by Dr Alan MacDonald 7 out of 10 Alzheimer's brains he found DNA of Borrelia.

I read a letter to another researcher from Dr MacDonald that failed to find the same in which he kindly shares information on the importance of duplicating the conditions ie wrong temperatures were used so no spirochetes would be found anyway.

Dr MacDonald must be the only person in the World I have heard of that developed an Alzheimer's like illness and had to retire from his research but then subsequently recovered remaining on treatment. He has recovered sufficiently to return to research part time in this important field. He presented recently at ILADS conference and clearly there was no problem in him remembering his past or current research nor many of the research papers of others.
Dr MacDonalds's current hypothesis ( all his others in the past have become proven by others since) That the Plaques seen in Alzheimer's are bioflims - Borrelia along with many other infections can form biofilms thus persisting and being difficult to eradicate by our immune system and antibiotics.