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GUIDEL INE FOR THE Treatment of Patients With Alzheimer ’ s Disease and Other Dementias

@inproceedings{Blacker2007GUIDELIF,
  title={GUIDEL INE FOR THE Treatment of Patients With Alzheimer ’ s Disease and Other Dementias},
  author={Deborah Blacker and D. M. Sc. and Barry W Rovner and Doukoure M and Teresa A. Rummans and Lon S Schneider and Pierre N. Tariot and David M. Blass and Molly T. Finnerty and Barbara S. Schneidman},
  year={2007}
}
A guideline watch, summarizing significant developments in the scientific literature since publication of this guideline , may be available in the Psychiatric Practice section of the APA Web site at www.psych.org. reports no competing interests. The Executive Committee on Practice Guidelines has reviewed this guideline and found no evidence of influence from these relationships. The APA Practice Guidelines are not intended to be construed or to serve as a standard of medical care. Standards of… 

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