Original Article

Comprehensive Therapy

, Volume 25, Issue 8, pp 390-396

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Cognitive impairment in elderly who are not yet demented

  • John C. AdairAffiliated withAlbuquerque Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center Department of Neurology, University of New Mexico
  • , David J. G. WilliamsonAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, Auburn University
  • , Janice E. KnoefelAffiliated withAlbuquerque VA Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico

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Patients with neuropathological changes of Alzheimer disease may not be demented during initial evaluation of memory disturbance. Understanding current issues regarding the patient with incipient degenerative dementia should help identify those at greatest risk for progression and may help delay onset of symptoms.