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Living with Dementia

Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

Causes and Types of Dementia

What Causes Dementia?
There are a number of diseases and conditions that can cause dementia.

For many people there is still the question “Why me?”

Dementia is not an inevitable consequence of ageing, but it is more common among older people. It occurs in all social classes and ethnic groups and can also affect… Causes and Types of Dementia   



Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Signs and Symptoms

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a transmissible, rapidly progressing, fatal neurodegenerative disorder called a spongioform degeneration that seems to be related to “mad cow disease.”

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) affects many areas of the brain. At UCSF, CJD is sometimes called the “great mimicker” because it causes symptoms that occur in many other neurological diseases. … Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Signs and Symptoms   



Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is an unusual neurologic disorder, with a prevalence of approximately 1 case per million population, which is about 1/10,000 that of Alzheimer’s disease. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has captured widespread attention, in part because of the recent epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (“mad cow disease”) and the appearance of 139 cases of “new-variant” Creutzfeldt-Jakob… Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease   



Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s not contagious: study

Despite concerns that faulty brain proteins could be transferred from person to person by treatments involving human fluids and tissues, a new study finds no signs of increased risk for two major degenerative brain diseases among recipients.

“I think it’s reassuring to people who had transplants, blood transfusions, morticians and researchers who work on… Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s not contagious: study   



Lasers might be the cure for brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, together with researchers at the Polish Wroclaw University of Technology, have made a discovery that may lead to the curing of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the so called mad cow disease) through photo therapy.

The researchers discovered, as they show in the… Lasers might be the cure for brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s   



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