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Alcohol and substance abuse in elderly often diagnosed as dementia

17% of elderly are believed by authorities to misuse alcohol and prescription drugs. Substance abuse is often diagnosed as Alzheimers. Treatable vascular dementia is also often misdiagnosed as Alzheimers.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Venice Gondolier Sun

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About: Alcohol and substance abuse in elderly often diagnosed as dementia

Date: 28 April 2004

Source: Venice Gondolier Sun

Author: Renee Le Pere


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