Dementia is a term that describes a group of symptoms that affect memory, thinking, and social abilities severely enough to impact daily life.
The Silver Book: Neurological Diseases
Published November 3, 2009
As many as 5.1 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease–the 6th leading cause of death, and as many as 1 million Americans are living with Parkinson’s disease. This volume of The Silver Book series outlines this burden and the value of medical innovation in reducing it.
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