High-Risk Countries

The Alzheimer’s Disease Epidemic

Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS and other forms of neurodegenerative disease are the fastest-growing causes of death in the world. The global spike in autism and the global rise in neurodegenerative disease among wildlife and livestock also began at the same time. There is a common thread and there is a common solution.

Although several factors are contributing to the epidemic, including genetics, head trauma and diet, the greatest threat is being ignored. Answers begin with the truth.

Dr. Stanley Prusiner, an American neuroscientist from the University of California at San Francisco, earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for discovering and characterizing deadly prions (PREE-on). President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the importance of his research.

Prion disease research

Prion disease is known in the medical world as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” Prions are a deadly and unstoppable form of protein that migrates, mutates, multiplies and kills with unparalleled efficiency. Instead of attempting to contain them, we are spreading them around like fertilizer–contaminating food, water and air with neurotoxins that can’t be stopped. The related diseases can’t be cured. This toxic, infectious waste also is fueling the global surge in autism.

Dr. Prusiner claims that all TSEs are caused by prions. According to Prusiner, TSEs all are on the same disease spectrum, which is more accurately described as prion disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is at the extreme end of the disease spectrum. Prusiner’s science is being ignored and we are now facing a public health disaster around the world that is being fueled by infectious waste.

Studies confirm that people and animals dying of prion disease contaminate the environment around them with prions because prions are in the tissue, urine, feces, blood, mucus and saliva of each victim. Mad cow disease and chronic wasting disease also are prion diseases. It appears that all mammals are vulnerable and there is no bullet proof species barrier, so don’t believe the misinformation.

Alzheimer’s disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are on the prion disease spectrum. It’s not known where along this spectrum the disease becomes infectious. Prion theory suggests that the difference in these diseases could be explained by different prion mutations, which always cause progressive neurodegeneration. Parkinson’s disease is likely on the same spectrum, but with a different part of the brain serving as the prion foothold.

prion disease spectrum

“There has been a resurgence of this sort of thinking, because there is now real evidence of the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s,” says Thomas Wiesniewski M.D. a prion and Alzheimer’s researcher at New York University School of Medicine. “In fact, this ability to transmit an abnormal conformation is probably a universal property of amyloid-forming proteins (prions).”

Not only are homes and hospitals exposed to the prion pathogen, so are dental offices, restaurants and blood supplies.  Wastewater treatment plants are prion collectors, incubators and distributors. The sewage sludge and wastewater released are spreading brain disease far and wide every day.

Dr. Claudio Soto prion research

Claudio Soto, PhD, professor of neurology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and his colleagues confirmed the presence of prions in urine. Soto also confirmed that plants uptake prions and are infectious and deadly to those who consume the infected plants. Therefore, humans, wildlife and livestock are vulnerable to prion disease via plants grown on land treated with sewage sludge and reclaimed sewage water.

Prion researcher Dr. Joel Pedersen, from the University of Wisconsin, found that prions become 680 times more infectious in certain soils. Pedersen also found that sewage treatment does not inactivate prions. Therefore, prions are lethal, mutating, migrating and multiplying everywhere sewage is dumped.

“Our results suggest that if prions enter municipal wastewater treatment systems, most of the agent would bond to sewage sludge, survive anaerobic digestion, and be present in treated biosolids,” Pedersen said.

joel pedersen prion research

“Land application of biosolids containing prions represents a route for their unintentional introduction into the environment. Our results emphasize the importance of keeping prions out of municipal wastewater treatment systems. Prions could end up in sewage treatment plants via slaughterhouses, hospitals, dental offices and mortuaries just to name a few of the pathways. The disposal of sludge represents the greatest risk of spreading prion contamination in the environment. Plus, we know that sewage sludge pathogens, pharmaceutical residue and chemical pollutants are taken up by plants and vegetables.”

Infectious wastes are obviously being mismanaged and its unleashed a public health disaster in most countries. As such, some regions of the world have much higher rates of Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of neurological disease than others. Infectious waste also is fueling the surge in other forms of brain diseases, including those caused by Zika virus. One doesn’t have to travel to third-world tropical countries to find infectious mosquitoes and mismanaged infectious waste.

biosolids land application sewage sludge

Which countries have the highest rates of Alzheimer’s disease in the world? What’s the connection? The causes may not be as mysterious as health experts, regulators and industry want us to believe. We could be spreading neurodegenerative disease through infectious waste.

Country                Alzheimer’s Disease (deaths/100K)

  1. Finland                    65.7
  2. Kuwait                     58.17
  3. Turkey                     51.11
  4. Saudi Arabia        49.94
  5. United Kingdom 49.18
  6. Tunisia                     46.99
  7. Libya                        46.34
  8. United States      44.41
  9. Syria                         42.39
  10. Lebanon                 41.44
  11. Bahrain                   40.42
  12. Netherlands         39.37
  13. Myanmar               38.49
  14. Jordan                     38.47
  15. Iceland                    38.28
  16. Morocco                36.85
  17. Sweden                  36.37
  18. Switzerland          36.17
  19. Iran                           35.41
  20. Yemen                    35.22
  21. Norway                  32.58
  22. Canada                  32.38
  23. Algeria                   31.43
  24. Greece                   31.29
  25. Sudan                     30.95
  26. France                   30.84
  27. Belgium                30.62
  28. Australia               29.61
  29. Spain                      29.23
  30. Arab Emirates   29.01
  31. Denmark              28.69
  32. Ireland                   28.46
  33. Egypt                      27.88
  34. Qatar                      27.69
  35. Nicaragua            27.08
  36. Bosnia/Herz.       26.81
  37. Peru                        26.28
  38. Oman                     25.52
  39. El Savador           25.49
  40. Iraq                          25.24

Remember, some countries are doing a better job than others diagnosing neurodegenerative disease. Others are doing a better job than others sweeping these statistics under the rug–especially when it comes to declaring a cause of death on a death certificate. Most families don’t fight for Alzheimer’s disease as a cause of death. Therefore, the statistics above are drastically underreported, but rising rapidly. The true size of the epidemic is unknown.

If dementia is a random or sporadic condition–or just an age-related event–there should be little or no variance in the incidence from country to country. The undeveloped countries across Asia, Africa and South America have the lowest prevalence of neurological disease. In reality, the differences and coincidences are astounding.

Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence of brain disease will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner. Defending yourself with facts and smart choices is your best hope. Keep reading to find out why:

  • Alzheimer’s disease is part of a spectrum disease known as prion disease, which also includes Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The spectrum also is known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE);
  • Alzheimer’s disease is an infectious prion disease, which is often misdiagnosed and undiagnosed. Millions of diagnoses are being suppressed by physicians;
  • The bodily fluids of those with prion disease are infectious;
  • Wastewater treatment plants are contaminating our food and water supplies by spreading deadly prions via sewage sludge, biosolids and reclaimed wastewater. The risk assessments involving these facilities and their by-products were prepared before prions were discovered and characterized;
  • Wildlife, sea mammals, livestock and people are contracting prion disease from mismanaged sewage; 
  • Caregivers are in harm’s way because of disease mismanagement; 
  • The autism epidemic is related. The global spike in neurological disorders began at the same time; and
  • It’s time to reclassify sewage sludge, biosolids and reclaimed wastewater as infectious waste; and
  • It’s time to defend our food, water and air from the most toxic and voluminous waste stream in the world–sewage.

Alzheimer's disease and caregivers

Although there are many factors contributing to the global epidemic, it appears that Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are as infectious as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. There’s no evidence to the contrary.

The most common forms of neurodegenerative disease include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease–the most aggressive and infectious of them all. According to Nobel Prize Laureate Stanley Prusiner, they are all part of the same disease spectrum—prion disease. It’s also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is transmissible.

Death rates from heart disease, cancer and other leading causes of death are steady, if not dropping in most countries, due to advances in nutrition, medicine and disease management. Neurodegenerative disease is the one glaring exception. It’s spreading exponentially. In the U.S., for example, deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s disease increased 71 percent from 2000 to 2013, while those attributed to heart disease decreased 14 percent.

These regional variations indicate that the death rate from Alzheimer’s disease is not random, but one influenced by environmental and/or dietary factors. Regional spikes also reflect the infective nature of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of prion disease once they have a foothold within a population. Please visit our tab The Truth for a more thorough explanation.

Alzheimer's disease epidemic

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of prion disease all are transmissible. Family members and other caregivers are risking their lives without any guidance or precautions. They all should take the same precautions as with a patient who has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)–the most lethal prion disease known to humans. It’s highly contagious and extremely fatal in all cases.

Prions are unstoppable. The pathogen spreads through the bodily fluids and cell tissue of its victims. The blood, saliva, mucus, milk, urine and feces of victims are infectious. Once unleashed on the environment, they remain infectious. Wastewater treatment plants can’t neutralize them.

Although there are many causes and pathways contributing to prion disease, many pathways are being mismanaged around the globe. Not only are homes and hospitals exposed to the prion pathogen, so are entire sewage treatment systems and their by-products. Wastewater treatment plants are prion incubators and the sewage sludge and wastewater pumped out spread the disease. People in some cities are actually drinking this infectious wastewater (wastewater reclamation). As a result of these factors and others, some foods increase your risk of contracting neurodegenerative disease. Some foods are the best medicine on earth to help prevent the disease and treat it.

Alzheimer's disease treatment

Preview and order the eBook now to defend yourself and your family. There is no prevention and no cure, but smart nutrition can save your life.

Background On Sewage Sludge

In 1972, world leaders admitted that dumping highly toxic sewage sludge into the oceans killed entire underwater ecosystems and threatened public health. Some nations stopped the dumping immediately and started dumping it on land or burning it in incinerators. The most responsible cities started putting sewage sludge in landfills. Meanwhile, the United States allowed cities to keep dumping sewage sludge at sea for another 20 years. It finally passed the Ocean Dumping Ban Act of 1988, when beaches along the east coast were forced to close because of high levels of pathogens from sewage that washed up on shore.

biosolids land application contaminates food water

The law prohibited all dumping of industrial waste and municipal sewage sludge into our oceans after December 31, 1991. It did nothing however, to keep cities such as Boston and Los Angeles from dumping millions of gallons of raw sewage directly into the oceans every day, but with the help of the U.S. EPA, the Act did redirect millions of tons of deadly toxins and pathogens from our oceans to farms, ranches, national forests, city parks, golf courses, playgrounds, fair grounds, race tracks, sport fields and beyond. From there, the pathogens began contaminating food, water and air as they were soaked up by crops, swept away by rainwater and picked up by windstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes and dumped on innocent citizens where they live, work and play. The runoff still contaminates our oceans after it filters through our creeks, lakes and rivers.

After the 1991 ban on ocean dumping, the EPA instituted a policy of sewage sludge reuse on agricultural land. It hired a PR firm to spin a new brand for the death dirt. They crafted the clever name “biosolids” to help disguise the hazards. The EPA promoted biosolids recycling throughout the 1990s. Unfortunately, the risk assessments were severely biased and flawed. The proof is in the pudding.

This new form of sewage dispersal has sparked a public health disaster that’s still unfolding in the form of autism, Alzheimer’s disease, west Nile virus, Zika virus, chronic wasting disease, meningitis, hepatitis, and other threats to public health. The risk assessments for these practices failed to account for heavy metals, pharmaceutical residue, radionuclides, carcinogens and a deadly form of protein known as a prion (which was unknown to the world of science at the time). The practice sparked a public health disaster in exchange for healthier oceans and a very profitable new industry. The EPA even took its show on the road and convinced other nations to use its faulty risk assessments to justify multi-million dollar contracts for these new corporations. Countries such as Canada took the bait hook, line and sinker and never conducted its own risk assessments.

chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease is now rampant in Canada and it recently jumped the Atlantic to Norway’s reindeer herd. It’s spreading across the U.S. like wildfire as we spread more pathogens and lies. Land application sites often involve locations where poverty is high and economic prosperity is low, which means resistance is low. Sludge tends to be dumped where minorities live, leading to allegations of environmental racism. Unfortunately, contaminated food and water make it back to the cities where the infectious waste originated.

Treated sewage sludge has been used in the UK, Europe and China agriculturally for more than 80 years, though there is increasing pressure in some countries to stop the practice of land application due to farm land contamination and public outrage. In the 1990s there was pressure in some European countries to ban the use of sewage sludge as a fertilizer. Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, and others introduced a ban to safeguard public health. Others should follow their example.

To Learn more about the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in your country, click here.

public relations firm Alzheimer's disease

Crossbow Communications specializes in issue management and public affairs. Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and the prion disease epidemic is one of our special areas of practice. Please contact Gary Chandler to join our coalition for reform gary@crossbow1.com.

38 thoughts on “High-Risk Countries

  1. I have the answer. Finland is the country with the most coffeedrinkers. Sugar will cause dementia. So if you take the percentages of coffee drinkers in the countries you will see those percentages match. Just assuming people take Sugar in coffee.

    1. It is linked to lower cholesterol levels set by the cardiologist, big pharma and the way our food is grown. Not to mention, the lives we live today. The population is living longer but a large percentage is not living a quality life as they grow older. Generics are all made different, real solutions are not being used so they can make money off of us. Take a simple yeast like rash under the belly or breasts of a man or woman. This is a dark , warm, moist place. Perfect place for yeast. Yet, the drs prescribe creams that keep it wet. This works on some ppl, after a long treatment time. I have large breasts and every summer, when I work in my yard or garden ,this happens to me at least 5 times during 4 to 5 months. I bathe that day as usual and dry very well. By the end of the day, it can start to have a yeast smell. After drying, I place cornstarch on it. By morning, this has resolved. I had a male client that was being treated for a yeast around his scrotum and groin area. He had been using a prescribed cream for 4 months, no success, all it did was keep it from getting worse. I had been seeing him for 2 weeks. I suggested to the Dr to allow the client to place cornstarch over the cream to keep the area drier. The Dr laughed and said, OK, whatever. The client used this for a week and the redness and itching improved. In 5 weeks this was completely gone. The client continues to use the cornstarch at the first sign. It works. I think it would have resolved quicker without the cream but I’m just a nurse and am not supposed to be smart enough to tell a Dr what might work better. This client was bed bound and depended on someone to bathe him at their convenience. I did convince the family also that an OTC cleansing cloth would be helpful in keeping these episodes at a minimum. Ppl don’t understand how scary it is for the elderly to bathe. They have pain, they get cold easily, the get sob just undressing, they get dizzy just changing positions d/t disease process or medications, which are usually the culprit. Drs want heart patients to have low blood pressures and low heart rates to keep the heart muscle from working too hard. But alot of ppl cannot tolerate these numbers. Diuretcs, medications that pace the heart, the list goes on and on, cause more problems for some ppl, than the medical problem. Thus, they do not bathe but maybe once a week, if that. They wear the same clothes for days because washing wears them out. Cooking a healthy meal wears them out.where is the help they really need to live a better quality of life. Anything they really need is cut with our government. Let me ask you this, why would glasses and hearing aids not be covered for our elderly? Think about what it would be like to try to take care of yourself if you cant see or hear well and can’t afford the outrageous price of hearing aids, which by the way, bottom line 2000 dollars. Try this trick, put cotton in your ears, smear some petroleum jelly thin acroos some goggles, have some friends come over and do the same, try to have an intelligent conversation and play cards. This will give you just a small insight into how important these two senses are and what your quality of life would really be like. Would you want to continue socializing?

      I have clients that every month have to choose between paying their bills, buying groceries or buying medicine. I had a client that received 499 dollars a month from SS. She was a cook in a school cafeteria all her life. She had no children and loved being around children. I caught her eating cat food one day, she said it had better nutrition than the cans of crap, like spam, potted meat or soups, they are all so high in sodium it’s ridiculous. I explained to her that anything pre packaged has a lot of salt to preserve it. Frozen dinners are an outrage, fresh fruits and vegetables are ridiculous. She received 24 dollars a month in food stamps. Yet a woman with 5 kids, refuses to get her tubes tied, has to have her hair and nails done every week, so she can keep a man on the side, was getting over 700 dollars a month. I had 8 children to feed and made everything from scratch, bought in bulk. My children were never hungry. They were clothed and had an education. Which I encouraged each one to continue after high school. My husband did not have an amazing job, we lived from paycheck to paycheck. We had a lot of love and used our imaginations with our children. My children have the fondest memories from their childhood. It is just really irritating to me that ppl work hard all their lives doing something they love to do and see nothing for it. Our system is so screwed up. It’s not right
      I went to nursing school when my baby turned 3. She went to headstart at 4 , then started kindergarten. My love of learning has inspired my children to always learn something new everyday. They were not in all these after school activities , they played outside, they made things, like an abacus, to learn another way to count, they painted old jars that were empty of pickles, jam and other things. They made birthday cards from construction paper and and good old fashioned crayons. I still have everyone of these.
      Anyway, I digresd. back to the original story.

      The elderly are guinea pigs for big pharma and drs. They are “practicing medicine” not every person is in the box. In fact you would surprised how many don’t fit in the box. All they have to show to the FDA is that it did help some ppl, but at what costs, well the FDA decides what is a reasonable cost to our lives, It doesn’t even have to be the majority of the ppl. I could type for weeks on this problem, if I thought it would make a difference. I just try to help one person at a time, help them realize they have options and second opinions.

      Ty,
      Just a nurse for 20 years.

      1. Thanks. That’s very sad to hear. Thank you for your comments. Do you have more to say on how to prevent dementia in elderly people. I’ve been listening to Caroline Leaf. I’m wondering if it’s also linked with a lack of learning/growing/active thinking.

  2. Funny thing is I come From Holland and i know Holland is the sixth most coffee drinking country in the world and look at the list its on the 5th place.

  3. It is linked to lower cholesterol levels set by the cardiologist, big pharma and the way our food is grown. Not to mention, the lives we live today. The population is living longer but a large percentage is not living a quality life as they grow older. Generics are all made different, real solutions are not being used so they can make money off of us. Take a simple yeast like rash under the belly or breasts of a man or woman. This is a dark , warm, moist place. Perfect place for yeast. Yet, the drs prescribe creams that keep it wet. This works on some ppl, after a long treatment time. I have large breasts and every summer, when I work in my yard or garden ,this happens to me at least 5 times during 4 to 5 months. I bathe that day as usual and dry very well. By the end of the day, it can start to have a yeast smell. After drying, I place cornstarch on it. By morning, this has resolved. I had a male client that was being treated for a yeast around his scrotum and groin area. He had been using a prescribed cream for 4 months, no success, all it did was keep it from getting worse. I had been seeing him for 2 weeks. I suggested to the Dr to allow the client to place cornstarch over the cream to keep the area drier. The Dr laughed and said, OK, whatever. The client used this for a week and the redness and itching improved. In 5 weeks this was completely gone. The client continues to use the cornstarch at the first sign. It works. I think it would have resolved quicker without the cream but I’m just a nurse and am not supposed to be smart enough to tell a Dr what might work better. This client was bed bound and depended on someone to bathe him at their convenience. I did convince the family also that an OTC cleansing cloth would be helpful in keeping these episodes at a minimum. Ppl don’t understand how scary it is for the elderly to bathe. The hurt, they get cold easily, the get sob just undressing, they get dizzy just changing positions d/t disease process or medications, which are usually the culprit. Drs want heart patients to have low blood pressures and low heart rates to keep the heart muscle from working too hard. But alot of ppl cannot tolerate these numbers. Diuretcs, medications that pace the heart, the list goes on and on, cause more problems for some ppl, than the medical problem. Thus, they do not bathe but maybe once a week, if that. They wear the same clothes for days because washing wears them out. Cooking a healthy meal wears them out. The elderly are guinea pigs for big pharma and drs. They are “practicing medicine” not every person is in the box. In fact you would surprised how many don’t fit in the box. All they have to show to the FDA is that it did help some ppl, but at what costs, well the FDA divided what is a reasonable cost to us. It doesn’t even have to be the majority of the ppl. I could type for weeks on this problem, if I thought it would make a difference. I just try to help one person at a time, realize they have options and second opinions.

    Ty,
    Just a nurse for 20 years.

  4. And look at what US state has the most unexpectedly high Alzheimer rate: Washington State, home of Starbucks. I think there’s something to the coffee hypothesis. It probably has to do with chlorogenic acid inhibiting methylation and so contributing to phosphorylation problems which result in the tau protein tangles.

  5. Thanks to Mrs. Kimberly Sias millions’ times. She has put things in very right perspective and precisely pointed out the root cause of the problems – our lifestyle, diet, medication, habits and lack of balanced interactions with people around us. For sure, we are highly educated people but not ‘the learned’ ones. First of all, we eat fast food that is a crap considering the nutritional values, ingredients are highly processed with various chemicals and on top of that have 5-6 different preservatives added. Our habits, eating in car, eating on desk or couch, eating from plastic containers, paper bags, Styrofoam boxes, Aluminum containers etc. are hygienic? One should visit factories and plants (specially overseas) where plastic containers are made, check how these containers, boxes, paper bags are stored and come in contact with various chemicals, hazardous industrial wastes, chemical fumes, dust and number of microbes. Intake of these microbes with too much sugar, soda, coffee, processed food, number of medications and other habits result in poison building in our gut. Once probiotics in the gut are destroyed, it really becomes ‘a gutter’ and that is the root cause of all our health problems. The technology is being abused greatly by getting addicted to smart phones, computers etc., slowly the mental health declines. Outwardly, it is more of a ‘projection’ of our personality and false pretense that we are taking good care of ourselves but reality is that our inner world also becomes trash of garbage like the gut. Hatred and anger make the large portion of this inner garbage. Once the gut and psychology hit the resonance in garbage department, the immune system fails causing psoriasis, number of skin problems, hypertension, in-efficient lung function, kidney issues, prostate cancer, dementia, diabetes, the list keeps growing. As Mrs. Kimberly mentioned, we just go on ‘existing’ more number of years without the overall quality of life. Personal and social interactions are extremely important for the excellent mental health to keep our immune system in balance thereby preventing auto-immune diseases. Being perfectly healthy is a reward that follows after we make right choices as a totally honest person with respect to whole world around us and quest for true learning.

  6. For latest information you have to visit world wide web and on the web I found this web site as a most excellent web page for latest updates. Thank you for sharing. look at what US state has the most unexpectedly high Alzheimer rate: Washington State, home of Starbucks. I think there’s something to the coffee hypothesis. It probably has to do with chlorogenic acid inhibiting methylation and so contributing to phosphorylation problems which result in the tau protein tangles.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *