STAGES OF CREUDTZFELDT JACOB DISEASE DISEASES:
greater memory loss and impaired cognitive functions.Wandering and getting lost,repeating the questions,difficulty in paying bills and collecting money,feeling difficult to do day to day activities,personality and behavioural changes.Patients are often diagnosed in this stage
In this stage the damage occurs to the brain cell that controls the language,reasoning,sensory processing and consciousness.Memory loss and confusion grows and the patients loss the ability to recognize the family and friends.The person find difficulty in dressing and to cope up with the new situations,inability to do multistep task.The patient might experience hallucinations,delusions and paranoia.
The amyloid and tau tangles covers the brain and leads to shrinkage of the brain.Loss of communication and the patient is completely depend on the other for their survival.the patient is mostly bed ridden at this stage and he/she is nearer to death.
It is usually diagnosed with the history of the patient and behavioural changes and impaired cognitive functions.
Magnetic resonance imaging-MRI
Single photon emission computed tomography
Positron emission tomography : It is used in early diagnosis of Creudtzfeldt jacob disease disease.
Biomarker tests. A biomarker is a biological factor that can be measured to indicate the presence or absence of disease or the risk of developing a disease. The biomarker for Creudtzfeldt jacob disease disease is the beta amyloid,tau proteins and phsopho tau which are detected in the CSF
Neuropsychological test mainly to observe cognitive functions is done with MINI MENTAL STATE EXAMINATION