Answers to Common Brain and Memory Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about the brain and memory loss.

How is dementia diagnosed?

There is not one specific test that can be used to diagnose dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association (AA).

Dementia – including Alzheimer’s – is diagnosed based on a variety of factors all considered together, including medical history, physical exam, lab tests and evaluation of changes in thinking, according to the AA.

Having information about how a patient’s day-to-day life has suffered because of memory loss and cognitive function is also useful information physicians use to diagnose dementia, according to the AA.

Talk to your doctor for more information about how dementia is diagnosed.

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Source: Mark Friedman, DO, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Bryan Ludwig, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute

 

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