In our second Neuropsych Bite, we talked with Joel Kamper, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, about Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a rare condition that leads to rapid decline in cognitive, motor, sensory, and behavioral functioning. This is the first of a series on rare neurological disorders.
A pdf of the transcript for this episode is available here.
- Overview of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
- The clinical symptom presentation of CJD
- Transmission of CJD and lack of treatment
- The role of a neuropsychologist in a CJD case study
Visit the show notes for episode 42 to see Dr. Kamper’s bio.
Excellent episode. My mother passed away from CJD last year. I think one of the worst parts of it was not knowing what it was she was ailing from. She never knew, as she lost cognitive ability before she was diagnosed.
Whule it wouldn’t have saved her, getting the knowledge of what was making her ill earlier would have made things a little easier. One way to ensure this can happen with others, is education. Healthcare providers knowing the constellation of symptoms, as you put it, could help.
Thanks for this informative podcast.
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