A new theory suggests Alzheimer’s is an autoimmune condition: Autoimmune conditions are on the rise. In the last few decades, we’ve seen an increase in allergies, autoimmune diseases, and even autism. What’s behind this surge? There are a number of theories, but a new study suggests that Alzheimer’s may be added to the list of autoimmune conditions. The study found that people with Alzheimer’s had higher levels of antibodies that attack a specific protein in the brain. While more research is needed to confirm this theory, it could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s and other autoimmune conditions.
What is Alzheimer's Disease?
What is the current theory on the cause of Alzheimer's?
The new theory on the cause of Alzheimer's
How does this new theory differ from the old one?
What does this new theory mean for treatment of Alzheimer's?
The theory that Alzheimer’s is an autoimmune condition is a new one, but it makes a lot of sense. If further research proves this to be true, it could change the way we treat the disease and potentially lead to a cure. Until then, we will continue to search for answers and hope that someday soon we will find a way to end this devastating illness.