Alzheimer’s, The Alzheimer’s Association, and the Aluminum Connection

Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist neuropathologist, identified the first case of what is now presumed to have been Alzheimer’s in 1906. The patient had progressive memory loss and physiological symptoms, and at autopsy, deposits of unknown origin were found on the patient’s brain. The disease was named after Dr. Alzheimer in 1910.

It is estimated that over 6 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 to raise money for their organization on the pretext of finding “cures” to Alzheimer’s and raising awareness regarding the disease. 

The total assets of the Alzheimer’s Association in 2022 was $493 million.

Revenues in 2022 totaled $458 million and funding for “breakthroughs” totaled $90 million.

The latest figures we have for executive compensation are for the year 2021. In 2023, Joanne Pike replaced Harry Johns as President and CEO at presumably the same salary or more.

  • $1,020,006: Harry Johns, President and CEO
  • $759,728: Donna McCullough, Chief Field and Development Officer
  • $715,169: Katherine “Joanne” Pike, Chief Strategy Officer
  • $693,396: Richard Hovland, COO and Assistant Treasurer
  • $638, 275: Maria Carrillo, Chief Science Officer
  • $623,666: Robert Egge, Chief Public Policy Officer
  • $547,313: Glenda Berry, West Area Leader
  • $542,303: Kenann Cassidy, East Area Leader
  • $428,883: Michelle Helton, CFO
  • $311,610: Christine Foh, Assistant Secretary and VP Legal, and GC


After 110 years of Alzheimer’s “research,” and over 43 years of Alzheimer’s Association “research,” most of it involving vivisection, the result is AA admitting they have found no “cure.” But they have profited from creating a long list of drugs with harmful side effects. Regarding all these drugs, AA admits that mind deterioration will continue no matter which of these drugs patients take. Below are a few of them. Keep in mind, drugs never cure, that’s not their job. They can only suppress symptoms and have harmful side effects. The only thing that cures the body of disease is detoxification and strengthening the immune system. 

  • Donepezil – Some patients report improved mental function, others report no change or worsening mental functioning. Partial list of side effects include: diarrhea, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, fainting, depression, pain, bleeding, bruising.
  • Aduhelm – Purports to reduce amyloid beta plaque protein in brain. Side effects include: blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, falls, hallucinations, headache, depression, anxiety, nightmares, seizures, vomiting, hives, problems with movement and speech.
  • Leqembi – Purports to reduce buildup of amyloid beta plaques in brain to control Alzheimer’s. Side effects include: seizures, vision changes, headache, dizziness, confusion, difficulty walking.
  • Aricept – Purports to improve the function of nerve cells in the brain by preventing breakdown of acetylcholine. Side effects include: severe vomiting, slow heartbeats, seizure, painful urination, breathing problems, stomach bleeding, nausea, muscle pain.
  • Memantine – Purports to reduce the actions of chemicals in the brain that may contribute to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Side effects include: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat, severe headache, blurred vision, seizure.
  • Namenda – Reduces actions of chemicals in the brain that may contribute to symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Side effects include: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat, severe headache, blurred vision, seizure.
  • Donanemab – New “promising breakthrough” drug to be approved in 2023. In trials, said to slow down cognitive decline in patients but has little to no benefit in advanced cases. Said to be more effective at removing amyloid plaques than Aduhelm and Leqembi. Has potential serious side effects including brain swelling, microbleeds, headaches, nausea, and confusion. Three patients in the trial died. Experts caution: this is not a “cure.”

All of these drugs were tested in animals who do not get Alzheimer’s. AA vivisectors genetically engineer animals to force the buildup of amyloid plaques and pretend the animals have Alzheimer’s. This is called creating “animal models” and has been done for over 100 years to no avail. Billions of dollars later, vivisectors still have not found that perfect “model” for Alzheimer’s to help them “cure” the disease. Millions of mice have been tortured and killed in this ongoing search for a “cure” that will surely be found if everyone will donate more money to AA. Mice, dogs, cats, and other species of animals have been drugged, forced to run on treadmills, electrically shocked, and subjected to brutal head trauma. 

The Alzheimer’s Association does not admit in their annual reports how many animals they use in their failed experiments. They assert, like all disease organizations, that they use animals when no other means of obtaining scientifically sound, valid, and useful results are available, they use the minimum number of animals to obtain results, they care for the animals according to the law, and killing the animals is done humanely. All their excuses amount to hogwash since they know that no experiments on animals can be extrapolated to humans and the vivisectors get to decide what is and what isn’t cruel and painful. 


The connection between Alzheimer’s and aluminum has been known for many decades. Here are some of the clinical studies done in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. 

  • In 1971, according to the Washington Post, Canadian researchers found that deceased Alzheimer’s patients had two to three times more aluminum on their brains than normal people. 
  • In 1985, Lancet magazine reported on January 14 that a study conducted in England and Wales concluded that “People who were exposed to high levels of aluminum in municipal water systems were at least 50 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those drinking water with low levels of aluminum.”
  • In 1985, the April 10 issue of Maclean’s magazine reported, “In a far-reaching study…William Forbes, a University of Waterloo gerontologist, demonstrated an apparent connection between mental impairment and aluminum in about 100 Ontario communities.”
  • In 2009, a 15-year study in Bordeaux, France, found that aluminum consumption in their water was a risk factor in getting Alzheimer’s.
  • In 2014, An article in the January issue of Toxicology stated, “Epidemiological studies suggest that aluminum may not be as innocuous as was previously thought and that aluminum may actively promote the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.”
  • In 2014, Researchers at Keele University in Staffordshire, UK, established a direct link between Alzheimer’s and aluminum when a man who was exposed to aluminum sulphate dust for over eight years died of confirmed Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2013, the sales for Alcoa Aluminum in the United States were $23 billion and in 2015, for Kaiser Aluminum, $1.4 billion. The aluminum industry spends over $400,000 a year lobbying Congress.

In 2014, Dr. Christopher Exley of Keel University in the UK, one of the foremost researchers regarding Alzheimer’s said, “There has been and continues to be systematic attempts by the aluminum industry to suppress research on aluminum and human health.” 

This point was proven when a few years later, because Dr. Exley was releasing reports regarding the dangers of aluminum in vaccines, Bill Gates, a vaccine supporter, used his money and powerful influence to shut down Dr. Exley’s laboratory at Keel University.

In the 1980s, doctors and scientists warned the public in commercials and printed ads about the dangers of aluminum. We were told that the only way to know if someone has dementia or Alzheimer’s is at autopsy when aluminum deposits are found on the brain, proving the deceased had Alzheimer’s. We were also told to dispose of our aluminum pots and pans and cease using any aluminum products. The public responded enthusiastically and threw away their aluminum products and stopped using personal care products like antiperspirant that contained aluminum. The aluminum industry responded with resounding ferocity and squelched anyone who dared talk about the dangers of aluminum. The profits of the aluminum industry were not to be tinkered with, public health be damned. All warnings in the media ceased. There is not one mention of the dangers of aluminum in the AA annual report and no research regarding how to cleanse the body of aluminum to heal the brain from memory loss.  


Dr. Christopher Exley advises that drinking silicon-rich mineral waters facilitates the removal of aluminum via the kidneys as well as in perspiration. Dr. Joseph Mercola, osteopathic physician, adds that melatonin binds metals and facilitates removal of toxic metals such as aluminum. He also recommends eating raw fruits and vegetables, particularly avocado, asparagus, grapefruit, spinach, and others that are rich in glutamate and glycine. Also effective are Epsom salt baths, carrot juice, and N-acetyl L-cysteine. 


When a celebrity has a friend or relation who experiences memory loss and is presumed to have Alzheimer’s the celebrities immediately jump on the bandwagon to help find a “cure.” As is true of celebrities who support all disease organizations, they never stop to question what kind of “research” is being done, are animals being brutalized, how much are executives paid, how many years and how much money has been spent coming up with drugs that don’t cure the disease, and what are the terrible side effects of those drugs? 

Here is a partial list of the celebrities who support and raise money for the fruitless “research” being perpetrated by AA, some of them animal lovers who choose to ignore the fact that AA tortures animals. AA calls them Celebrity Champions

Scott Bakula, Jason Alexander, Vivica A. Fox, Shelley Fabares, Peter Gallagher, Bryant Gumbal, Marcia Gay Harden, Marilu Henner, Alfred Molina, Jane Seymour, Rita Wilson, and Lesley Ann Warren, to name only a few. The head cheerleader for AA is Maria Shriver, who, like her mother, is a true believer in animal experimentation and cannot be dissuaded, no matter how much pressure is put upon her, to close her mother’s horrific baby monkey labs. 

Suggested Reading: Why Industry Propaganda and Political Interference Cannot Disguise the Inevitable Role Played by Human Exposure to Aluminum in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Including Alzheimer’s Disease (Frontiers in Neurology, Oct. 2014) Elevated Brain Aluminum, Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in an Individual Occupationally Exposed to Aluminum (Science daily, Feb. 12, 2014

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