Decade of the Brain Symposium V: the aging brain, Alzheimer's, and new perspectives : November 10, 1993
Decade of the brain
Martin, Joseph B., 1938- speaker
Gifford, Prosser, presenter
Howe, James W., (Of National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (U.S.)), presenter
National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.), sponsoring body, issuing body.
Library of Congress, sponsoring body
Decade of the Brain Symposium 1993 : Washington, D.C.)
[Bethesda, MD] : [National Institute of Mental Health], 
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Part of a series dedicated to highlighting advances in neurosciences and brain research, this lecture is part of Symposium V: the Aging Brain, Alzheimer's, and New Perspectives. Joseph B. Martin discusses the epidemiology of dementia and its causes, disputing the claim that the disease is inevitable. The mind can live as long as the body, and dementia results from the onset of other circumstances. Alzheimer's is a brain disease whose consequences affect the mind, which in Dr. Martin's estimation proves that the brain and mind are essentially the same. The definition, causes of, and susceptibility to Alzheimer's are discussed. Methods of diagnosis are discussed, and there is a question and answer portion led by James Howe, a past president of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
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Prosser Gifford, James W. Howe.
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