Using Non-Pharmacological Approaches for CJD Patient and Family Support as Provided by the CJD Foundation and CJD Insight

Author(s): Florence J. Kranitz, Deana M. Simpson

Journal Name: CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - CNS & Neurological Disorders

Volume 8 , Issue 5 , 2009

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative and fatal brain disease that appears to be caused by an abnormal form of a protein called a prion. Due to the lack of an effective treatment for CJD, support for patients and family members is crucial. Appropriate education of the healthcare community on this rare disease and provision of palliative care are critically needed. The CJD Foundation and CJD Insight were formed to provide services to patients and families affected by prion diseases.

Keywords: Prion disease, creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, support, caregiver, treatment, non-pharmacological, creutzfeldt jakob disease foundation, CJD insight

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Year: 2009
Page: [372 - 379]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/187152709789542005
Price: $65

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