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Antipsychotics, cognitive decline and death in Alzheimer’s disease: the London and South-East Region Alzheimer’s Disease longitudinal study
  1. D Ames
  1. Correspondence to:
 D Ames
 Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Normanby House, St George’s Hospital, 283 Cotham Rd, Kew, Victoria 3101, Australia; dames{at}unimelb.edu.au

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