Causes Of Alzheimer's And Dementia

Causes Of Alzheimer's And Dementia

Gus Alva (Medical Director, ATP Clinical Research) gives expert video advice on: What gene is responsible for Alzheimer's disease?; Can aluminum intake cause Alzheimer's disease?; Can anti-perspirants cause Alzheimer's disease? and more...

What gene is responsible for Alzheimer's disease?

There are many candidate genes that are implicated with Alzheimer's disease. However, four that we know of at the present time are clearly associated with this illness. They happen to be chromosome's 21, 19, 14, and 10.

Can aluminum intake cause Alzheimer's disease?

That's a myth that we previously thought was the truth. In reality, it's not. There are heavy metals that can cause cognitive problems. So, poisoning with mercury or lead or otherwise, could create great problems. But there are key leading agents that doctors can use to get rid of those heavy metal toxins. However, aluminum is not the reason by which people end up with Alzheimer's disease. That is a myth.

Can anti-perspirants cause Alzheimer's disease?

Dr. Gus Alva: Some anti-perspirants carry aluminum with them. Utilizing those anti-perspirants would not cause Alzheimer's disease.

Can vaccinations cause Alzheimer's disease?

One cannot get Alzheimer's for a flu shot, or exchanging bodily fluids with somebody else that might have the illness or otherwise. That's not how this illness gets spread about.