Alzheimer’s, Can It Be a Transmissible Diease ?
by arie.morin on September 10, 2015 - 9:00pm
You may have ever heard about Alzheimer ? It is a diease that aged people can have. In summary, they lose gradually their memories starting with the short term memories. It’s been many years that the researchers are trying to find a treatment to solve the Alzheimer’s diesease.
In the article ‘’ Should you be concerned about ‘catching’ Alzheimer’s ? ‘’ published by CBSNews, it says that after a specific medical procedures that took place decades ago, a brain proteins pass the Alzheimer’s. The medical procedures was to extract brain hormones from human’s cadavers and transmitted them into numbers of people. It was a sort of growth hormone that doctors stopped using when a report came and show that these hormone was at the origine of a rare and fatal brain disorder name Creutzfeldt-Jacob diesease in 1985. The professor of neurology at University College London, John Collinge says that we have nothing to be concerned about. We cannot catch Alzheimer’s by being in contact with people that got it. We should not be concerned about operation or blood transmission because it is about having a certain brain hormone.
Scientifics have recorded about 450 cases of the Creutzfeldt-Jacob diesease when about 30, 000 people have received the human-derived growth hormone between 1958 and 1985. But it takes 30 to 40 years of incubation for the diesease to show up so many other cases are estimated.
I find this article very interesting because it might be the key to find more about Alzheimer’s, and maybe one day to solve this diesease. My great grandmother died from Alzheimer’s so I know a little bit about this very complexe disease. I can tell that it is very sad to go see your great grandmother and she does not reconize you anymore or even her own daughter.