# 7. cause of death in 2005
"RESULTS: Despite different methods and very different estimates of prevalence, these 2 methods led to very similar
estimates of 173,000 and 163,000 excess deaths. CONCLUSIONS: These estimates suggest that 7.1% of all deaths in
the United States in 1995 are attributable to Alzheimer's disease, placing it on a par with cerebrovascular diseases as
the third leading cause of death."
"The brain disorder causes memory loss, confusion, speech impairment and personality change. It kills 120,000
people a year,"
[Several studies have found between 2 and 25% of the 4.5 million Alzheimer's victims in USA actually have CJD].
“PRIONS” ARE PATHOGENS in sewage sludge biosolids
"Ongoing research may also help determine whether prions consisting of other proteins play a part in more common
neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
There are some marked similarities in all these disorders. As is true of the known prion diseases, the more widespread
ills mostly occur sporadically but sometimes "run" in families. All are also usually diseases of middle to later life and are
marked by similar pathology: neurons degenerate, protein deposits can accumulate as plaques, and glial cells (which
support and nourish nerve cells) grow larger in reaction to damage to neurons."
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