2. The level of A-beta protein(i.e. not technically prion just yet) again the deposits in 7 of the 8 patients was so severe that if this were communicable easily with a high R0, it would also be seen in the general population by now.
So one does not need to worry at least about communicability of this through those means just yet. But transmission if postulated experimentally through certain means like say dental health can mean that we might be able to put a dent in a health crisis of a greying population.
Alzheimers is growing at epidemic proportions, globally .
Alzheimers in the US is growing at alarming rates .
Alzheimers in the US is growing at alarming rates
What I want to know is whether the probability of developing the disease given I am a X year old healthy male/female has increased.