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PMID:  2650508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dementia is a clinical syndrome of progressive decline of intellectual abilities. It is common, affecting 3.7 million Americans. Many diseases can cause dementia; the most common is Alzheimer's disease. Additional causes of dementia include multiple cerebral infarctions, depression, alcoholism and hydrocephalus. It is important to look for treatable causes of dementia. At present, Alzheimer's disease cannot be cured, but understanding its pathophysiology may at least lead to amelioration of some of its devastating symptoms.
C M Gall; P M Black
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-18     Completed Date:  1989-05-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
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MeSH Terms
Alzheimer Disease / physiopathology
Dementia* / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Hydrocephalus / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Comment In:
Am Fam Physician. 1990 Apr;41(4):1111   [PMID:  2321495 ]

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