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What it means
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or "CJD," is a rare brain disorder that causes muscle twitching and dementia. Dementia is the general term for a group of brain disorders that cause memory and thinking problems. CJD gets worse quickly and leads to death within several months of when the symptoms first start.
Dementia and Muscle twitches or jerks