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Alzheimer’s disease: an introduction to the issues

ByMarcus Longley, Morton Warner

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the commonest form of dementia, account­ ing for between one-half and two-thirds of all cases. Its causes are still largely unknown, although a variety of factors are probably involved, including age, genetic factors, other diseases, lifestyle, environment, head injuries, and even level of education. It knows no social boundaries, as the authorship of the Foreword shows, and brings about feelings of despair and compassion from all who come into contact with sufferers.