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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Zehra Malik, M.B.B.S[2]


Treatment can be offered in cases of reversible conditions. If not, provision of supportive care can help to improve a patient's condition. Etiology specific treatment plan should be followed to improve memory and delay progression.

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