Periodontitis Accelerates Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / NHS Choices / PLoS One)

Summary

Gum disease (periodontitis) appears to be associated with a six-fold increase in the rate of cognitive decline in persons with Alzheimer’s Disease already.

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Reference

Howell, D. (2016). Gum disease link to Alzheimer’s, research suggests. London: BBC Health News, March 10th 2016.

Further details are provided in the following critical appraisal:

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Reference

Gum disease linked to worsening dementia symptoms. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, March 11th 2016.

This relates to:

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Reference

Ide, M. Harris, M. [and] Stevens, A.[et al] (2016). Periodontitis and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease. PLoS One. March 10th 2016; 11(3): e0151081.

An earlier more general review, possibly also of interest:

Gaur, S. [and] Agnihotri, R. (2015). Alzheimer’s disease and chronic periodontitis: is there an association? Geriatrics and Gerontology International. April 2015; 15(4): 391-404.

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