Videos 2018-11-21T17:46:54+00:00

Join us on a mission to demand 10% for germs!
This video features Dr. Leslie Norins, CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, explaining why the National Institutes of Health (NIH) should allocate “10% for Germs”.  The 10% amounts to $230 million of the record-setting $2.3 billion Congress recently gave NIH for this year of Alzheimer’s research. The 10% could be spent investigating the role of bacteria, viruses and other infectious agents.


Watch Alzheimer’s Germ Quest CEO Dr. Leslie Norins, MD, Ph.D announce the $1 million challenge award for the scientist who provides persuasive evidence that an infectious agent is the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

Watch Alzheimer’s Germ Quest Vice President Rainey Norins talk about her family connection to Alzheimer’s disease.

Watch Alzheimer’s Germ Quest Goodwill Ambassador Sheila Harris-Schutz discuss her 13-year experience as a caregiver to two close family members (including her husband, former Porsche CEO Peter Schutz) in this video.

Part 1 of 8.
This short video featuring Dr. Leslie Norins is the first of eight videos that were released in the Fall of 2018. In the video Dr. Norins answers the question: Do Normal Brains Contain Any Germs?

Part 2 of 8.
In this short video “Can Diseased Germs Get Into the Brain?”, Dr. Leslie Norins discusses the 3 pathways germs use to reach the brain.

Part 3 of 8.
This short video featuring Dr. Leslie Norins answers the question: Why Have Amyloid Plaques Gotten So Much Attention?

Part 4 of 8.
In this short video “Why Is ‘Inflammation’ Getting Attention?”, Dr. Leslie Norins refers to recent studies that show inflammation is causing the brain to react to fighting something…could it be a germ?

Part 5 of 8.
In this video, “Can An Early Illness Cause Brain Disease in Later Years?”, Dr. Leslie Norins discusses two diseases that go undercover and then often surface later in life.

Part 6 of 8.
In this short video, “Could There Be An Antibiotic For Alzheimer’s”, Dr. Leslie Norins discusses research findings that show patients with Alzheimer’s disease decline less when on two antibiotics. The need to perform studies targeted at using antibiotics to reduce further cognitive decline is necessary.

Part 7 of 8.
This video features Dr. Norins discussing the Cache County study, which compared caretakers who took care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s versus caretakers who took care of a loved one not suffering from Alzheimer’s. After watching, you’ll agree that the results of this study demand more research be done in this area.

Part 8 of 8.
In the last video of this educational series, “Could Alzheimer’s Be Transmitted to Brain Surgeons?,” Dr. Leslie Norins discusses a report by the Society of Neurological Surgeons that revealed Alzheimer’s was 6 times more prevalent as the cause of death for its members than any other disease. The need to explore whether Alzheimer’s can be transmitted during surgery has not yet been undertaken, but should be.