Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Triggered by Herpes Virus according to Reports. Scientists continue to battle against the Alzheimer's disease and new research suggests that it's triggered by the herpes virus. New research has found that the brains of people who have died of Alzheimer's have almost double the level of HHV-6A and HHV-7 herpes virus as non-diseased brains. This finding is raising hopes that cases could be prevented through antiviral drugs. Do you feel that science will find a cure for Alzheimer's disease within the next 10 years? Do you know of anyone who is suffering from the disease?