Dementia is something we hate to see anyone going through. It can and will tear a family apart as well as the person who is suffering from it.
One of the main causes of dementia is bacteria, this is something most people ignore and do not think twice about, but they should. There is a deep historical and current significance when it comes to bacteria and dementia-related research. As a matter of fact, years ago, the only known cause of dementia was a bacterium known as syphilis. The bacteria that causes dementia interferes with the nerves until it reaches the brain, destroying it from the inside.
With that being said, in current times, we are facing something much different. The most common bacteria threat when it comes to dementia is Lyme disease. Yes, Lyme disease, this is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected black-legged tick for the most part. In order for the tick itself to become infected it had to of obtained the bacteria from feeding on things like diseased birds. Diseased birds bring infections from all over the world right into our backyards.
Lyme disease is the most common disease carried by animals in the Northern Hemisphere and is becoming a very serious health concern as it is becoming more and more common. Lyme disease has been shown to cause dementia. This makes sense because Lyme disease is similar to itself to Syphilis. In one study carried out by Dr. Miklossy, Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease bacteria) was detected in the brains of 25.3 percent of AD cases analyzed and was thirteen times more frequent in AD when compared to the controls. Spirochetal infections have actually been shown in several studies to be linked with Alzheimer’s disease.
Borrelia itself is thought to cause severe inflammation as well as cortical atrophy which are both factors when it comes to degeneration of the outer layer of the brain. This is something we need to combat in a big way as soon as possible. Dementia brought on by Lyme disease bacteria is a very real threat and can affect any one of us. Lyme disease interferes with a large number of biochemical processes in our bodies, damages cells, and sets up a whole host of problems.
For more on this please take the time to check out the video below. What do you think about this and have you ever stopped to consider bacteria when looking at causes of dementia? You should always think twice when it comes to tick bites.