UCSF - MAC (University of California, San Francisco - Memory and Aging Center)
CJD Aware! is pleased to announce two new important resources. UCSF-MAC has greatly expanded the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) section of their website. Here you will find important topics such as: What is CJD?, Types of CJD, Treatments, Living with CJD, Community & Support, Medical Information, Genetic Counseling, Research and much more. There is a section of the site that contains online videos on caring/feeding/supporting a CJD patient, information about dementia, value of autopsy and help for caregivers, etc. Another feature has press releases and news articles about CJD; while an additional section, "Help Your Doctor Help You", covers key issues about CJD that you can share with your primary physician.
There is a vast amount of information on the newly expanded CJD site specifically designed to assist patients and their families as they deal with this horrendous disease:
"The video program at UCSF's Memory and Aging Center is currently featuring information on CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease), a rapidly progressive dementia. In this way, we hope to support families coping with CJD and to educate the broader public about one of the more notorious dementias known":
CJD Aware! encourages viewers, medical professionals and educators to visit both of the above links, if you have any questions concerning the information found on the sites, contact UCSF-MAC.
Dr. Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD, (pictured) is the Assistant Professor of Neurology at the UCSF-MAC.
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