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Alzheimer’s Disease

 Mary-Letitia Timiras M.D.
  27th-Jul-2016
Description: Prevalence and Impact of AD: AD is the most common cause of dementia in people 65 years and older, Affects 10% of people over the age of 65 and 50% of people over the age of 85, Approximately 4 million AD patients in the United States, Annual treatment costs = $100 billion, AD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, The overwhelming majority of patients live at home and are cared for by family and friends. Delirium vs dementia: Delirium and dementia often occur together in older hospitalized patients; the distinguishing signs of delirium are- Acute onset, Cognitive fluctuations over hours or days, Impaired consciousness and attention, Altered sleep cycles.
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Domain: Medical
Category: Therapy
Contributing Organization: Atlantic Health System
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ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Mary-Letitia Timiras M.D.
Overlook Hospital
Summit, New Jersey

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Demography
Clinical manifestations
Pathophysiology
Diagnosis
Treatment
Future trends

Prevalence and Impact of AD
AD is the most common cause of dementia in people
65 years and older
Affects 10% of people over the age of 65 and 50% of
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