Aluminium and alzheimer's disease
The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.
A number of environmental factors have been put forward as possible contributory causes of alzheimer's disease in some people. Among these is aluminium. There is circumstantial evidence linking this metal with Alzheimer's disease but no causal relationship has yet been proved. As evidence for other causes continues to grow, a possible link with aluminium seems increasingly unlikely. This information sheet looks at the circumstantial evidence and current medical and scientific views.