New Diagnosis For Neurodegenerative Disease

Prion Disease A Spectrum Disease By the time Kay Schwister got her diagnosis last summer, she couldn’t talk anymore. But she could still scowl, and scowl she did. After weeks of decline and no clue what was causing it, doctors had told Schwister — a 53-year-old vocational rehab counselor and mother of two from Chicago […]

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Claims Young Mother In Maine

Editor’s Note: We published this story almost three years ago. Another case of CJD just struck a person in Maine in late 2016. Doctor’s can’t determine the difference between CJD and Alzheimer’s. Few autopsies are ever done on either. Both are prion diseases. At most, CJD is just a more aggressive version of prion disease […]