Alzheimer Research Forum - Hypothesis Factory

Alzheimer Research Forum - Hypothesis Factory

Hypothesis Factory

Updated 2 July 2010 Important Notice: Alzheimer Research Forum does not provide medical advice nor promote any product or service. The contents are for informational purposes only and are not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice from a qualified physician or health care professional about any medical concern, and do not disregard professional medical advice because of anything you may read on this web site. The views of individuals quoted on this site are not necessarily those of the Alzheimer Research Forum.
This page is devoted to the presentation and exchange of ideas regarding novel hypotheses, hunches, theories-in-progress, etc. All established hypotheses started out as someone's wild notion, and this page pays tribute to them by creating a forum where people with original or unconventional ideas can publicly present and discuss them. See also our AD Hypotheses page.

Submit a hypothesis. Comments are definitely encouraged!
(We also recognize that it is a subjective exercise to decide whether a hypothesis is still half-baked or fully formed and testable. Your opinions on this matter are also welcome.)

 External Toxic Factors
Borrelia and AD
The Toxic Effects of Mercury and AD
Radiation Exposure and Alzheimer's Risk
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Refined Food Oils Contribute to AD and ADHD
Tellurium and Alzheimer's?
Nicotine and AD

Treatment-based Discovery
Folic Acid for Symptomatic Relief of “Sundowning” Syndrome
Agitation and Alerting Agents
Gingko Biloba and Yerba Mate Tea
Effect of Sleeping Pill Zolpidem in an AD Patient
Omega3 and Vitamin E
Marijuana and AD
Turmeric and Alzheimer's
Vitamin C IV

Links Between Alzheimer's and Other Major Diseases
Alzheimer's and Lyme Disease
AD and MS, CFS and Atheroscleorisis
Stereotactical Phenomenon in TBI Biomechanics
AD and Vascular Dementia Connection
Alzheimer's and Schizophrenia
Alzheimer's and Asthma link
HSV-1 Is Frequently Found in the Brain
Other Roles of AβPP, Presenilin and Aβ Peptide
Presenilin Hypothesis
Growth or No Growth: APP Weighs the Question
Novel enzyme involved in Ab vaccine action?
Presenilins and transglutaminase regulation
Amyloid b peptide as infectious agent, analogous to prion?
Investigation of the role of APP during cell transformation

Physiological Processes Gone Awry
Ependymal Stem Cell Niche Disruption Hypothesis
Hyponatremia and Alzheimer's
Involvement of RELB in AD
Cholesterol and AD
Ontogenesis, Breast Milk Childhood Intelligence and AD
Secretory Vesicle Defect and AD?
Glycation theory of aging

Case Studies
The May B Memory: Case study of patient May B. that raises questions on Alzheimer's and Memory Loss
Recovery of Function in AD Patient Following a Stroke
Hip Surgery and AD?
The Irruption into Profound Dementia of a Window of Sudden Lucidity
Hypothesized Treatments
Alzheimer Disease Treatment