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Mortality From Alzheimer Disease—United States, 1979-1987

JAMA. 1991;265(3):313-317. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03460030017007.
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Clinically, AD is characterized by progressive dementia without a disturbance in consciousness. The diagnosis of AD requires exclusion of other diseases associated with dementia.


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