chapter  3
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The Neuropsychology of the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease: Marilyn S. Albert

Dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease (AD), was first emphasized as a major public health problem 30 years ago (Katzman 1976). This led to increased research efforts to understand the clinical presentation and diagnosis, the pathobiology and underlying cause, treatments for established disease, and, more recently, an emphasis on early diagnosis and treatment.