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Clinical course of Alzheimer’s disease

Alberto Lleo and Rafael Blesa

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/9780199569854.003.0002

Series: Oxford Neurology Library

Clinical course of Alzheimer’s disease

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Alzheimer’s disease is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder, with onset usually in late life, characterized by cognitive impairment, a variety of behavioural symptoms, and restrictions in the activities of daily living

The initial symptom is episodic memory loss, in particular in delayed recall of visual and/or verbal material. Immediate and remote memory is usually preserved in early stages...

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Subjects: Neurology

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