Alzheimer’s Disease

The etiology or cause of Alzheimer’s disease is a topic of considerable debate. It is most probably, however, a multifactorial process. So in that regard, there’s a bit of truth in everyone’s opinion. The only intelligent perspective is, of course, mine. As I have often stated, all disease processes find their origins in oxidation, inflammation, infection, or an immune system gone awry, or a combination of these. Alzheimer’s disease is no exception. However, in the brain there is an additional consideration, the function of the neurotransmitters, the chemicals secreted by one neuron or nerve cell and picked up by the receptors of the next neuron in the chain to perpetuate the electrical signal.  Excesses or deficiencies in these neurotransmitters can also cause abnormalities of thought, sensation and motor function and other disease processes. Usually, though, dysfunctions of neurotransmitters are the result of …