This publication is a summary of the documentary about the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease, unfortunately, I couldn’t find the video in English version but I leave the Spanish version as I consider it a very interesting documentary to see.
The study was conducted in nuns between 80 and 107 years old. The study consisted of doing memory tests and continuous evaluation of its evolution for years.
Most of the nuns agreed to donate their brain after their death to perform an anatomopathological study.
MEMORY TEST RESULTS
Some of the nuns passed the test of memory with satisfaction but two of them stood out for their incredible memory in spite of its advanced age.
PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
– Progressive cerebral atrophy is observed in a cross-section of the brain.
– Injuries and destructions of brain neurons occur.
– Diffuse and neuritic plaques.
– Neurofibrillary tangles formed by intracellular deposits (neurofibrillary degeneration)
How is it possible that they have successfully passed memory tests with such advanced Alzheimer’s disease?
Can you have a brain with Alzheimer’s disease and have an incredible memory?
This fact calls into question the theory already known of Alzheimer’s disease. Plaques are supposed to be poison to neurons, mass death of neurons leads to dementia and is what is believed today.
The documentary also notes that certain types of activities such as chess and playing a musical instrument delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
One of the researchers named Patrick McGEER decided to dye samples of an affected brain with a different marker colour.
He discovered another type of specific brain cells called “microglia”. These cells are only concentrated if the brain is inflamed.
Is Alzheimer’s an inflammation of the brain?
This researcher found an equal study done in 1919, curiously this theory had been forgotten. Patrick noted that patients with Alzheimer’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis (anti-inflammatory treatment) didn’t need treatment for dementia.
Patrick says even a simple treatment with ibuprofen could protect the brain and slow the symptoms of this disease.
And what about people who don’t have rheumatoid arthritis, could they take anti-inflammatory drugs for dementia?
He says if what he doesn’t know is the type of anti-inflammatory and dosage.
INVESTMENT FUNDS FOR PATRICK’S INVESTIGATION
Patrick has not gotten funds needed, there is not a single company in the world interested in investing in his research because it isn’t cost effective, pharmaceutical companies can’t use a cheap drug like “ibuprofen” to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Pharmaceutical companies prefer to invest in drugs UNKNOWN because the patent would be new and they would earn more.
Ibuprofen has been tried only in rats and incredible results have been obtained.
WHAT DO PHARMACEUTICAL ENTERPRISES INVEST?
For example in a vaccine against the brain plaques with a new medicine in humans to immunise them of Alzheimer’s disease.The study consisted of 300 patients, 15 of them put their lives at risk and two of them died.
Researchers who did this study gave their consent to talk to patients who had received this treatment a few days later they decided not to do so…
Why? The answer is obvious.
Thanks for your attention!