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AUDIO: Disease claims condemned

AUDIO: Disease claims condemned

Published at 6:03am 14th September 2015. (Updated at 10:53am 14th September 2015)

A Ripon charity says it's "furious" over media reports regarding new research into Alzheimer's.

The study claims that the disease could be transmitted through certain medical procedures.

Scientists believe tiny proteins may be able to attach themselves to surgical instruments, but it doesn't necessarily mean that Alzheimer's is contagious.

However, some newspaper headlines have suggested otherwise.

Jill Quinn, Chief Executive of Dementia Forward, has spoken to Stray FM about what she's called "scaremongering":