Chances are you know someone with Alzheimer’s. Nearly half of all people over 85 are diagnosed with the terribly debilitating condition. And not only are more people getting Alzheimer’s each year, but at a younger age now. Over 500,000 people in the US have an early onset form of Alzheimer’s, some as young as 40. Deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased over 9000% from 1979 (no I did not misplace a zero). It is truly reaching epidemic proportions.

With so much at stake, the cause behind Alzheimer’s is hotly contested. Most doctors, professional associations, and government agencies unsurprisingly put forth a simplistic genetic explanation. It’s an easy pill to swallow within the current framework of multi-million dollar grants and the transnational medical industry. Yet this leaves out the many people who have no family history of dementia or the explosive rising rates.

Alzheimer’s is easily misdiagnosed as Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD). The two share many symptoms and can only definitely be diagnosed with a brain biopsy. Studies have shown that many patients are misdiagnosed; the debate is just over how many. A growing number of researchers believe it is actually quite high.

CJD are caused by prions, which are one of those things that the current scientific framework has a hard time explaining/classifying, at least easily anyways. They are similar to viruses in that they exhibit traits of living micro-organisms under certain conditions, but do not provoke a defensive response from the body like viruses do. It’s estimated that only 5-10% of CJD cases are genetic, the rest of the cases are communicable. CJD in animals is called Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or Mad Cow Disease, chronic wasting disease in elk and deer, and scrapie in sheep. It is easily transmitted through different species and has been proven in a number of cases, particularly in Britain but also a few uncontested cases in the US. Again, the only debate is to the degree.

A growing number of researchers believe a high number of people get CJD from consuming factory farmed animal products. This is compounded by the recent development of a new test that discovered prions, and thus Mad Cow Disease, in a number of dairy products available in popular chain grocery stores. It was previously unknown that prions could be transmitted through dairy. But recent research has shown it’s possible. Update: Farm-raised fish confirmed as potential source of CJD.

Additionally, evidence has been revealed that vaccinations can lead to Alzheimer’s:

The adjuvants used in vaccines (putting the mercury issue aside) are intentionally highly inflammatory so as to provoke a more active immune response to the weakened pathogen. The fact that American children are the most vaccinated in the world at such an early age, when their brains are setting up shop, runs the high risk that vaccinations will “train” nerves to become more hyper-active to future inflammatory stress of any kind. [NN]

This has been confirmed by a long term study that found a 1000% increase in Alzheimer’s risk just from five or more flu shots. This has been downplayed severly by the medical-industrial complex. Dissenters have been severely punished, having medical licenses revoked and imprisoning parents who seek alternatives to vaccinations.

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” –George Orwell