Neurodegenerative Disease Surging Globally
As you know, Alzheimer’s disease is no laughing matter. It’s deadly. It’s incurable. It’s killing more than 50 million people around the world right now. The good news is that it is largely a preventable disease. It’s also a treatable disease. As this new film explains, food is our best hope for both prevention and treatment.
Food For Thought: Beat Alzheimer’s Disease With Smart Food, is a new online video series that is being produced by Crossbow Communications. It will be complete and ready for online viewers in early 2016. Opportunities are still available for donors, sponsors and investors.
Unfortunately, there are many more questions than answers regarding neurodegenerative disease. Precise diagnoses are largely a shot in the dark and a process of elimination. Most doctors are unable to distinguish between advanced forms of Alzheimer’s disease and the highly aggressive and contagious version known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Experts suggest that these diagnoses are wrong at least 25 percent of the time.
These misdiagnoses and millions of other suppressed diagnoses represent a nightmare for caregivers and the public at large. It’s just the tip of an iceberg regarding misinformation and mismanagement that is fueling this devastating global epidemic.
The most common forms of neurodegenerative disease include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. They’re all part of the same disease spectrum—known as prion disease. Prion disease also impacts wildlife, sea mammals and livestock. Mad cow disease is a form of prion disease. There is no species barrier.
Death rates from heart disease, cancer and other leading causes of death are dropping thanks to advances in medicine and disease management. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s disease is the one glaring exception. It’s spreading exponentially. Neurodegenerative diseases are the fastest-growing cause of death today. If we had accurate mortality statistics, we would likely find that they are already the leading cause of death around the world.
Neurodegenerative disease is crippling entire families. Some experts predict that it will cripple entire nations within the next decade. It could be the greatest health threat that the world has ever seen. It’s time to rethink this battle.
There are many factors contributing to the global epidemic. Unfortunately, the growing number of victims is contributing to the epidemic.
Evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is just as contagious as CJD. Even if it is not, it should be managed as though it is— given the imprecise diagnostics and the high rate of CJD being misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s. There is zero evidence that suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is not contagious.
Despite billions of dollars spent on research, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only approved six drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease. There is still no cure for this devastating disease, and no effective treatments. Alzheimer’s drugs are often of little to no benefit at all. Prevention is paramount.
The good news is that there are many steps that you and your family can take to help avoid neurodegenerative disease. As we will explain, some foods and water sources are safer than others. Plus, many foods offer promising treatments that can extend the quality of life for those who have the disease.
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Crossbow Communications specializes in issue management and public affairs. Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, chronic wasting disease and the prion disease epidemic is an area of special expertise. Please contact Gary Chandler to join our coalition for reform firstname.lastname@example.org.