Alzheimer’s on a Fast Track? A Comprehensive Look Into the Fatal World of CJD, Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, also known as CJD, is a rare neurodegenerative disorder of the brain that can lead to the development of dementia. CJD can commonly be classified as a prion disorder due to its abnormally assembled abundance of distorted prion glycoprotein in the brain. Symptoms of the disease include drastic changes to an individual's personality and thinking, in addition to a deficiency in memory, vision, vocalizations, or coordination. The prognosis for the disease is extremely poor with an expected maximum one-year life expectancy following diagnosis. Once the disease has progressed enough, individuals have a high risk of falling into a coma until they reach death.