Is Alzheimer’s Disease Contagious

Science, Evidence Proving Transmissibility If you think that you and your family are immune to the surging epidemic of neurodegenerative disease, think again. Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. It’s getting worse every day thanks to mismanagement and misinformation. Infectious proteins known as prions are involved with most forms of neurodegenerative disease. […]

Do Prions Cause All Forms Of Neurodegenerative Disease

Deadly Proteins Link Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s By Diana Kwon, Scientific American In the human form of mad cow disease, called Creutzfeldt-Jakob, a person’s brain deteriorates—literally developing holes that cause rapidly progressing dementia. The condition is fatal within one year in 90 percent of cases. The culprits behind the disease are prions—misfolded proteins that can […]

Alzheimer’s Research Shaping Prion Hypothesis

Proteins Link Most Neurodegenerative Disorders Getting to the bottom of Alzheimer’s disease has been a rapidly evolving pursuit with many twists, turns and controversies. In the latest crook in the research road, scientists have found a new insight into the interaction between proteins associated with the disease. The report, which appears in the journal ACS Chemical […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Caused By Deadly Prions?

Editor’s Note: Many factors, including genetics, can contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. However, a deadly protein called a prion (PREE-on) also is contributing to the rapid spread of the disease. People and animals with prion disease are contagious and caregivers and family members are vulnerable to transmission. People with prion disease spread deadly […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Caused By Many Factors

Prion Pathogen Can Be Triggered Or Acquired All causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not clear and it is likely that there are several causes. Alzheimer’s disease causes changes or deterioration in certain areas of the brain that control thinking, communication, and behavior. Some of the deterioration may be related to a loss of chemical messengers in the brain (neurotransmitters)-acetylcholine, […]