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References used:

  1. "Alzheimer's," Dementia Society of America, at: https://www.dementiasociety.org/
  2. "Is it normal forgetfulness? Or something more serious?," MemoryRate.com at: https://www.memoryrate.com/
  3. Gary Small & Gigi Vorgan, "2 Weeks To A Younger Brain: An Innovative Program for a Better Memory and Sharper Mind" Amazon.com
  4. Alzheimer's: Drugs help manage symptoms, May Clinic, Mayo Clinic, undated, at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/
  5. "New molecule reverses Alzheimer's-like memory decline," Science Daily, 2020-AUG-04, at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/

Copyright © 2020 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Original written:: 2020-OCT-27
Author: B.A. Robinson

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