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Is Alzheimer’s disease the default diagnosis for confused elders?

Alzheimer's organizations  have worked diligently to raise public awareness of the disease. Their efforts are paying off handsomely. I’d challenge nearly anyone to find a friend or neighbor who hasn’t heard enough about Alzheimer’s disease to give some type of description of the symptoms. The downside of this awareness, however, is that even doctors can jump to possibly faulty conclusions when they see an elderly person showing signs of memory loss or significant confusion.

Read more about how Alzheimer's may have become the default diagnosis for confused elders:

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