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Perceptions of cause and control in people with Alzheimer's disease. / Matchwick, Claire; Domone, Rachel; Leroi, Iracema; Simpson, Jane.

In: The Gerontologist, Vol. 54, No. 2, 2014, p. 268-276.

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Matchwick, Claire ; Domone, Rachel ; Leroi, Iracema ; Simpson, Jane. / Perceptions of cause and control in people with Alzheimer's disease. In: The Gerontologist. 2014 ; Vol. 54, No. 2. pp. 268-276.

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