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What is the reason for the increase of alzheimer's disease?
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Mercury toxicity
There is no single cause of alzheimer's but a growing body of evidence implicates mercury toxicity as a significant cause (see http://www.
Medscape.Com/viewarticle/733465). Exposure to mercury has increased over time, primarily from dental amalgam fillings but also from contaminated seafood.Research shows those who got flu vaccine preserved with mercury 5 years in a row had 10x risk of alzheimer's!

In brief: Mercury toxicity
There is no single cause of alzheimer's but a growing body of evidence implicates mercury toxicity as a significant cause (see http://www.
Medscape.Com/viewarticle/733465). Exposure to mercury has increased over time, primarily from dental amalgam fillings but also from contaminated seafood.Research shows those who got flu vaccine preserved with mercury 5 years in a row had 10x risk of alzheimer's!
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
In brief: We live longer
Age is the biggest risk factor for alzheimer's disease so as the number of people who are older increases, the number of people with ad increases.
As the stigma associated with the diagnosis decreases, more people are also being diagnosed with it.

In brief: We live longer
Age is the biggest risk factor for alzheimer's disease so as the number of people who are older increases, the number of people with ad increases.
As the stigma associated with the diagnosis decreases, more people are also being diagnosed with it.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology
In brief: Lack of awarenss
It's actually recognized more do to better understanding now.
It really hasn't increased in incidence.

In brief: Lack of awarenss
It's actually recognized more do to better understanding now.
It really hasn't increased in incidence.
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Dr. Felix Brizuela
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