Dementia: Dementia

Tzvi Dwolatzky, A. Mark Clarfield

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In 1906 Alois Alzheimer first described the early onset of a dementia syndrome with specific histopathological findings. These signs of a "senium praecox" were considered to represent a premature degeneration of the central nervous system that was distinct from the much more common "senile dementia." Almost a century later, with the publication of this second edition of Dementia, we are witness to the tremendous strides that have been made in our understanding of dementia. With the rapid aging of the population and the increasing numbers of patients suffering from cognitive decline worldwide, the editors admit that the publication of a single text on this subject is a formidable task.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360
Number of pages789
JournalJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number3
StatePublished - 15 Jan 2003


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