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Transmissibility of some types of dementia?
looking4relief
Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 4:53 PM
Joined: 11/27/2019
Posts: 65


IS there new research on this, I was wondering and found this from a publication. Individuals whose spouses were diagnosed with dementia had a six-fold greater risk of dementia, even after adjusting for other factors, than individuals whose spouses showed no signs of dementia. Husbands had a significantly higher risk of developing dementia than wives.”
Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:11 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


i am sorry but have no idea on what you are saying
Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 7:48 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17565


Can you post the article?

Iris


Lane Simonian
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2021 9:12 AM
Joined: 12/12/2011
Posts: 4998


There were articles from a couple of years back suggesting that Alzheimer's disesae, like certain prion diseases, could be transmitted through medical procedures.  Here is a rebuttal to that "theory".

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/no-evidence-alzheimers-disease-contagious

The idea put forth by some researchers that Alzheimer's disease was somehow a contagious disease was in my view irresponsible.  

It could be that those taking care of loved ones with dementia may be at greater risk of developing dementia themselves because of a lack of sleep and stress.  


looking4relief
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:06 PM
Joined: 11/27/2019
Posts: 65


Sorry I'm not always expressing myself clearly. 

Here is one link

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07735-w

SSecond link

https://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/news/20090715/spouse-has-dementia-youre-at-risk-too


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Friday, September 3, 2021 7:13 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4025


No need to apologies as I get it wrong a lot.  

 

As far as the articles they are old and not to be trusted based on today’s data.