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- Website: UpToDate - patient information
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Dementia affects reasoning, judgment and memory. This resource provides details about dementia diagnosis, treatment and management, as well as different types of dementia.
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Alzheimer's, Lewy body, early onset, vascular dementia, frontotemporal, Parkinson, cholinesterase
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Rated on: 9/6/2016 11:48:47 AM
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