Hyperimmunity is associated with Alzheimer disease. Here the authors show that the Presenilin 2 N141I mutation causes overproduction of clock-controlled cytokines and memory deficits through suppression of REV-ERB alpha gene by hypermethylation. Hyperimmunity drives the development of Alzheimer disease (AD). The immune system is under the circadian control, and circadian abnormalities aggravate AD progress. Here, we investigate how an AD-linked mutation deregulates expression of circadian genes and induces cognitive decline using the knock-in (KI) mice heterozygous for presenilin 2 N141I mutation. This mutation causes selective overproduction of clock gene-controlled cytokines through the DNA hypermethylation-mediated repression of REV-ERB alpha in innate immune cells. The KI/+ mice are vulnerable to otherwise innocuous, mild immune challenges. The antipsychotic chlorpromazine restores the REV-ERB alpha level by normalizing DNA methylation through the inhibition of PI3K/AKT1 pathway, and prevents the overexcitation of innate immune cells and cognitive decline in KI/+ mice. These results highlight a pathogenic link between this AD mutation and immune cell overactivation through the epigenetic suppression of REV-ERB alpha.