Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: Public Health Perspectives in India

  • Prof. (Dr.) Jugal Kishore Director Professor & Head, Department of Community Medicine, VMMC & SJH, New Delhi, India.
  • Manasi Panda Senior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, VMMC & SJH, New Delhi, India.


How to cite this article:
Kishore J, Panda M. Dementia and Alzheimer’s Ddisease: Public Health Perspectives in India. Epidem Int. 2023;8(2):1-3.



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