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Dementia disorders: an overview

Roland Zahn and Alistair Burns

in Alzheimer's Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199569854
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191739637 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199569854.003.0001

Series: Oxford Neurology Library

Dementia disorders: an overview

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Dementia is a clinical syndrome which comprises three domains: cognitive impairments, behavioural symptoms and impairments of activities of daily living

Dementia may be caused by a wide range of brain disorders and systemic conditions. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most frequent cause of dementia...

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Subjects: Neurology

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