The herpes simplex type 1 virus (HSV-1), which causes cold sores, may make the body more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s if a specific variant of a particular gene is also present. The gene variant is known as ApoE-4 and has been linked to Alzheimer’s for many years. Some scientists, in fact, believe that ApoE-4 is not only a contributing factor to dementia but may actually be a causative factor.
Broadly speaking, dementia is caused by the death of brain cells due to injury or disease, but there are many different types of dementia, all of which affect the brain in different ways, so what causes dementia and what are the different types of dementia? What Causes Dementia? Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most […]