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World Alzheimer’s Day 2011

Every year 21st September is observed as World Alzheimer’s Day. Year 2011’s theme is “FACES OF DEMENTIA”.

Alzheimer’s disease is the commonest type of dementia named after Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist and neuro-pathologist who had first described the disease in the year 1906. Clinical presentation of Alzheimer’s disease is similar with other types of dementia.
“Our goal in the management of dementia is basically to enhance quality of life, by slowing down disease progression, maximising function, improving cognition, mood and behaviour.”
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via The Sangai Express

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