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October 21, 2009

American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

JAMA. 2009;302(15):1707-1708. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1521

As many as 5.3 million persons in the United States are living with Alzheimer disease, and an additional 10 million US baby boomers are projected to be at risk over their lifetime. Worldwide, with the rapid increase in the older population, Alzheimer disease and related dementias will affect an increasing number of families, with major societal and economic implications. Hence, these are conditions likely to be encountered by a wide range of clinicians. This multiauthored textbook on dementia, coedited by a leading academic geriatric psychiatrist and a practicing neurologist, is a comprehensive, pragmatic, and beautiful synthesis of where clinical care and the search for a cure stand today.

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