Sham Science and Dementia: Periodontal Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and “Cures”

An article recently appeared that broadly proclaimed "We may finally know what causes Alzheimer's Disease and how to stop it!" The author asserted that periodontal disease caused Alzheimer's Disease and that curing periodontal disease would cure Alzheimer's Disease. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. The problem with this type of reporting is that the author(s) take…