As pharma companies struggle with developing a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers continue to find evidence that links the dreaded form of dementia to other medical and health issues. The latest news suggests a potential link between Alzheimer’s and menopause.

Researchers with Cortexyme published research in the journal Science Advances describing the role of Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacteria that causes gingivitis, to Alzheimer’s disease.