Alzheimer’s might be an autoimmune disorder, Canadian research suggests

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A team of Canadian researchers have found new evidence Alzheimer’s could be an auto immune disorder. A theory that would open the door to new treatment for millions. Photo: Pexels


(Leslie Young/ Global News) — By 2030, it’s estimated one million Canadians will be diagnosed with dementia, and despite decades of research, there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, which causes the majority of cases.

But a new study suggests that we may have been looking at the disease all wrong.

Researchers from Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital suggest in a new report that Alzheimer’s — a form of dementia — might be an autoimmune disorder, which if true, could change how we treat the disease in the future. (…)

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