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2001 was a big year for Alzheimer’s disease. That was the year that researchers produced, for the first time, Alzheimer’s-like pathological changes in neurons growing in a cell culture and visually photographed the physiological process in an animal model. This finding, produced at the University of Calgary, ties together dozens of small research projects from a half-dozen laboratories to establish, finally, the underlying causal mechanism for Alzheimer’s disease.

Steve’s 2009 presentation to Google employees What to do for Grandma is supposed to be posted on the Google Tech-Talks Channel by December 2009.

Subsequent note: Google decided not to post that Tech-Talk presentation. However, a non-technical “script” for the Top-Ten Ways to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease has been posted as a Project Wellbeing blog. It’s done is a humerous style that makes it quite accessible.

Mercury Toxicity and Alzheimer’s Disease by Steven Wm. Fowkes, which summarizes the scientific findings which led to this breakthrough and integrates them into a coherent and scientifically referenced account of Alzheimer’s disease, incorporating two decades of findings regarding cellular energy mechanisms, thyroid and steroid hormones, dietary mechanisms reported by independent clinicians, and apoE genotype, with a sidebar on idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Contrary to popular belief, Alzheimer's disease is not a death sentence and is readily addressible by simple means, many of which are suited to a home-care setting. Despite the passage of eight years since that time, this finding has yet to penetrate into mainstream awareness in either the popular media or the medical research community. So do not fail to read this groundbreaking article.

Steven Wm. Fowkes' subsequent PowerPoint presentations dealing with many details of clinical therapy have been converted into MP4 video format and posted on YouTube ( for anybody with a web browser to watch for free. This nine-part video series is a slightly re-arranged version of a PowerPoint presentation delivered at the Smart Life Forum in January 2009, which followed earlier presentations in 2004, 2005 and 2007 to the Smart Life Forum, the Foundation for Mind Being Research and the Foresight Institute’s Unconference.

Steve’s 2009 presentation to the Smart Life Forum was videotaped and is available on DVD from

The Alzheimer’s Disease Chapter from the 1993 book Smart Drugs II, by Ward Dean, M.D., John Morgenthaler and Steven Wm. Fowkes is posted on this web site. It is accompanied by the Recommended Combination Therapies Table from that book.