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The role of selective attention in driving and dementia of the Alzheimer type.
dementia of the Alzheimer type, a double-blind, placebo-controlled
Dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) is the most common type of dementia in the elderly, averaging about half of all cases.
A degenerative disease of the central nervous system, Alzheimer's disease -- more formally known as senile dementia of the Alzheimer type -- is destroying the memory and physical heatlh of an estimated 2 million adults over age 65 in the United States.
The IOM found "sufficient evidence of an association" between moderate or severe levels of TBI and Parkinsonism; dementias (which VA understands to include presenile dementia of the Alzheimer type and post-traumatic dementia); depression (which also was associated with mild TBI); and diseases of hormone deficiency that may result from hypothalamo-pituitary changes.