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Untangling the Mysteries of Alzheimer's

As you read this illustrated story, two more people are being diagnosed with the disease

Dwayne Godwin is a neuroscientist at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His Twitter handle is @brainyacts. Jorge Cham draws the comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper at www.phdcomics.com.

Erratum (1/29/13): The top sentence in the first panel of the cartoon should read--"One in eight older Americans have Alzheimer's disease."
 

This article was originally published with the title "Mind In Pictures."

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