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Romanian Journal of Neurology, Volume XIV, No. 1, 2015
ISSN 1843-8148  |  e-ISSN 2069-6094
ISSN-L 1843-8148
DOI: 10.37897/RJN

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CAN WE REALLY PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?

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ABSTRACT

Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects mainly the elderly people, was declared a public health priority by the World Health Organization. Because the main clinical manifestations are cognitive, behavioral and psychological symptoms, patients diagnosed with this disease have a significantly lower quality of life. This type of dementia has an inexorably progressive evolution so, families and health care staff, must make great efforts to provide a decent standard of living for these patients. Because it has a huge economic burden and there is no treatment to stop or cure the disease, it is important to emphasises modifiable risk factors and to apply prevention strategies, proved by scientific evidence.

Keywords: Alzheimer’s, disease, dementia, prevention strategies

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