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What is happening with Alzheimer's disease?

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7129.0 (Published 07 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:0

All readers of the BMJ are likely to be interested in what will happen with the management of Alzheimer's disease. A fifth of us may well develop it. Colin Masters and Konrad Beyreuther consider the disease in one of our continuing series entitled “Science, Medicine, and the Future” (p 446). The idea behind these articles is to describe what is happening now with the science of the disease and to speculate on what that may mean for clinicians in the future.

“An avalanche of knowledge” has confirmed that the …

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