Alzheimer's - Screening, Detection and Diagnosis

Not all memory issues are signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Screening is essential to determine whether symptoms are a normal part of aging or something more serious. There are many methods for finding out, but all share a common goal: to identify potential causes early and provide you with more options.

Man talking to his doctor about testing for Alzheimer's disease.
Man talking to his doctor about testing for Alzheimer's disease.
Man talking to his doctor about testing for Alzheimer's disease.

Explaining How Brain Health is Evaluated

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s helps people better understand the tools and processes for Alzheimer’s screening, so they can make informed decisions based on their needs.

Talking with A Doctor

A visit to the doctor can feel scary or confusing. It can be especially hard for someone with memory problems. Getting ready ahead of time can help you and your loved one. Think about what you want to say and what you want to ask. This will help the doctor understand your loved one’s symptoms. Then, they can give you and your loved one the information you need to know.

Getting Ready for Yearly Doctor's Visit

Your yearly doctor’s visit, physical, or wellness visitis a great time to ask about brain health.Planning ahead gives you a chance to look for changes in your memory over a period of time. This will give your doctor better information about your brain and your memory. Then, they can check out any problems and help you keep your brain healthy.

Steps Towards Diagnosis

Depending on the symptoms affecting you or a loved one, your doctor may use different methods to make a diagnosis. But, the more familiar you become with the methods and steps involved, the less stressful the process is likely to be.

Talking with A Doctor

A visit to the doctor can feel scary or confusing. It can be especially hard for someone with memory problems. Getting ready ahead of time can help you and your loved one. Think about what you want to say and what you want to ask. This will help the doctor understand your loved one’s symptoms. Then, they can give you and your loved one the information you need to know.

Getting Ready for Yearly Doctor's Visit

Your yearly doctor’s visit, physical, or wellness visitis a great time to ask about brain health.Planning ahead gives you a chance to look for changes in your memory over a period of time. This will give your doctor better information about your brain and your memory. Then, they can check out any problems and help you keep your brain healthy.

Steps Towards Diagnosis

Depending on the symptoms affecting you or a loved one, your doctor may use different methods to make a diagnosis. But, the more familiar you become with the methods and steps involved, the less stressful the process is likely to be.

Screening, Detection & Diagnosis Resource Center

Take a more in-depth look at how Alzheimer’s is tested and diagnosed with these sources of trusted information.

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