Possible Early Dementia (cont.)
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Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, National Institute on Aging
Muscular Dystrophy Association, ALS Division
National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Fact Sheet
National Mental Health Association, What Is Multi-Infarct Dementia?
Medically reviewed by Joseph Carcione, DO; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/1/2015
Rodrigo O Kuljis, MD
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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