HSV1, the herpes virus that causes cold sores, could account for 50% or more of Alzheimer’s cases. Researchers have found that two types of herpes are common in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. The herpes virus remains in our cells and central nervous system for life. The drug acylovir, prescribed to thwart a herpes outbreak, blocks the reproduction of the HSV1 virus in DNA and reduces beta-amyloid and tau toxic proteins that accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s victims. My mother had HSV1 herpes and Alzheimer's - could there be a link?
To read more: www.beingpatient.com/herpes-virus-is-linked-to-half-of-alzheimers-says-expert/?fbclid=IwAR279PhYMABoH9bfFdg-kkDyJqJvUvoUoRd9LOOIQ1QVJ_Xuu7CfmnJwcng
I cared for Mom for seven years and learned so much from my experiences with her and Alzheimer's.