We don't have enough research to lay the blame solely on any one cause of AD, including mercury amalgam fillings. Nevertheless, many patients on their way to a full-blown AD diagnosis have made dramatic improvements when their amalgam fillings were taken out and the mercury removed from the body following an established protocol.
Pat, now 80, had a mouth full of 15 large amalgam fillings, some covering virtually the entire tooth. Periodically, his dentist of 35 years replaced one old silver filling with a new one. Five years ago, his wife, Melitta, noticed that his motor skills began deteriorating. By this past summer, his walking had become "quite poor"; when he fell at a lunch party, she was astonished to realize that he didn't remember how to get up and refused to cooperate with friends attempting to assist him. Later that summer, Melitta also noticed that a "fog" seemed to have descended over Pat. "Mentally, he just wasn't with it at all." He couldn't walk or climb stairs without assistance. During their holiday in Austria he seemed to have forgotten to swim formerly a favourite activity.In September, Melitta took him to a geriatrician, who diagnosed Alzheimer's and predicted that Pat would need to be placed in a home in three months' time. The shock of this diagnosis jolted Pat into listening to his wife, who'd been trying to get him tested for amalgam poisoning for years. Electric tests demonstrated an extraordinarily high electrical current in his mouth from the fillings, which persuaded Pat to have the fillings out.
Pat had the fillings removed in two sessions by Tony Newbury (WDDTY panel member), who observed the precautionary protocol. On his way to the dentist's surgery, Pat needed to hang onto Melitta to climb the several flights of stairs to Mr Newbury's surgery; immediately after the final session, he walked down the stairs unaided. Soon after the fillings were removed, his GP agreed with Melitta that Pat had "woken up". After five months of a detoxifying programme to get the amalgam out of his system, Pat now goes out again by himself. He has prepared the couple's tax returns and writes letters. Although his walking can be poor, it is getting better, and, most important, Pat now recognizes and corrects it when he isn't walking properly.