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Pharmacology for the Cognitive Symptoms of Dementia

ByMartin R. Farlow

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has become a major health problem in the elderly. As the population

ages, AD will have an even greater impact on public health. Approximately 4.5 million people in

the United States have AD (1), and AD represents the fourth leading cause of death due to disease

for people over 65 years of age (2).