Dementia of the Alzheimer type.

  title={Dementia of the Alzheimer type.},
  author={Jessica J Jalbert and Lori A Daiello and Kate L. Lapane},
  journal={Epidemiologic reviews},
Dementia of the Alzheimer type is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative condition characterized by deterioration in cognition and memory, progressive impairment in the ability to carry out activities of daily living, and a number of neuropsychiatric symptoms. This narrative review summarizes the literature regarding descriptive epidemiology, clinical course, and characteristic neuropathological changes of dementia of the Alzheimer type. Although there are no definitive imaging or laboratory… CONTINUE READING