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Introduction/Alzheimer’s Disease Management

Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D.

Published: January 1, 1998

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Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder with enormous personal, family,and public health consequences. Affecting primarily older individuals, the disease progressivelyeliminates the self and robs the family of the person they cherished. Affectedindividuals are not able to make a meaningful contribution to society and require increasinglyintense health care and personal maintenance services as the disease progresses.

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Volume: 59

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