Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease of the brain for which there is no cure. The disease slowly attacks the nerve cells of the brain, causing the patient to slowly lose their memory, ability to govern emotions, recognize errors and patterns and coordinate movements. Eventually, a person will Alzheimer's will lose all memory and mental function.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, very rapid progressive form of dementia. Unlike Alzheimer's where causes have been identified as neurofibrillary tangles and a sticky protein called beta amyloid, in CJD proteinaceous infectious particles, better known as prions, are the culprit. Compared with Alzheimer's, which is mainly associated…