Cold Sores and Cognition

Cold Sores and Cognition

Dementia may be tied to chronic infections. I’m Erin White and this is a dailyRx Minute. There may be a connection between several common viral and bacterial infections– and problems with mental cognition such as dementia. Viruses and bacteria that are responsible for cold sores, some respiratory infections, and stomach ulcers were shown to be…

How Chronic Viral Infections Affect the Brain

How Chronic Viral Infections Affect the Brain

As people age, cognitive functions like memory and judgment can change. And viral infections might have something to do with that. I’m Shelby Cullinan with your latest health news. A new study from the University of Pittsburgh found that some chronic viral infections could increase the risk of cognitive deterioration in healthy older adults. Cytomegalovirus,…

Alzheimer’s disease and prion diseases: What they may have in common? (13)

Alzheimer’s disease and prion diseases: What they may have in common? (13)

Just to circle back to the concept of CJD, and also Alzheimer’s disease, there is a genetic influence, but it can also arise spontaneously. The vast majority, 95% of cases are spontaneous. – 95% [of Alzheimer’s or CJD] cases are spontaneous, but once disease happens, it can be transmitted via the biological material… – Yes,…