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Is alzheimer's disease related to prions?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No: Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia while Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (a variant of Mad Cow disease) due to prions is a very rare form of dementia. Check out http://www.alz.org/dementia/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-cjd-symptoms.asp for more CJD info and www.alz.org in general for more info re dementia and its specific forms.

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