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Alzheimer's Disease

Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, Treatments, Conclusion

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia worldwide. Because its incidence and prevalence increase with age, more and more people are expected to be affected by this common condition with the increasing longevity of populations and the large cohort of baby boomers coming to maturity. Fortunately there has been a rapid increase in understanding of the clinical presentation, natural history, and pathophysiology of AD. Furthermore, there are encouraging results in symptomatic therapy and there is hope for long-term stabilization and preventive treatment.

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