What’s The Update?  Researchers have been able to find cases where the degenerative disorder was triggered by a medical treatment. This is different from the known causes and risk factors.

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?  Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia due to the buildup of amyloid protein in the brain. The risk factors can range from age to unhealthy lifestyle habits.

Why Is This Finding Important?     This comes as a shock because this is a case of cure becoming the trigger. The medical procedure, which is not discontinued, included human growth hormone administration.

Study’s Findings In Short  The clinical trial found that five out of eight participants who had received the growth hormone as children developed symptoms of dementia or had a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

What Else Should You Know?  There is no risk of transmission between individuals during activities of daily life or through routine medical care.