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DSM-IV criteria for Alzheimer's disease

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fourth edition (DSM-IV) diagnostic criteria for dementia of the Alzheimer's type.
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DSM IV Criteria for Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) is the primary tool used by clinicians to diagnose Alzheimer’s-type dementia. It should be noted that a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is only made post-mortem, where autopsy can reveal the presence of beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Diagnosis by way of neuroimaging may be possible in the near future. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s-type dementia include a gradual loss of memory and cognitive disturbances that cause significant impairment. Use these links to examine the DSM IV criteria for Alzheimer’s disease
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