This the research team leads to the conclusion that the daily thorough dental care to get Alzheimer’s, can reduce the risk. Study of the NYUCD shows that connection between gum disease and the research findings of the University of Central Lancashire match reduced cognitive abilities with the findings of the New York University College for dentistry (NYUCD) by 2010. Here could be detected in a long-term study, that there is a direct correlation between gingivitis and reduce the cognitive abilities as they occur in Alzheimer’s disease. Analysis of 152 people found that healthy people as well as those are affected with already impaired cognitive function. Compared were the mental functions at the age of 50 and 70 years. It could be found, that people with parodontitis 9 times more often were found in the category with the lowest cognitive abilities than those without gum disease. This in turn indicates that inflammatory gum disease can contribute to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Leisure world Cohort Study – dental care and dementia In the focus of the neuro-scientific research is a question: in what way can harm bacteria that cause oral diseases, also the brain? A neuro-scientific theory is that the bacteria can cause inflammation in the brain particularly in those brain cells that are involved in Alzheimer’s disease.
In the focus are the so-called glial cells. So, activated glial cells with high rates of inflammatory molecules, which ultimately lead to the destruction of nerve cells are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s. The brain-damaging effects of bacteria that cause gum disease, but not only confined to the causation of Alzheimer’s. The Leisure world Cohort Study from the year 2012 examined on 5468 Seniors the link between teething, dental care habits and dementia. The long-term study, which was conducted over a period of 18 years (1992-2010), examined inter alia the questions how many natural teeth still had the subjects, as many of them wore dentures and how often they were at the dentist which dental care habits they had.