Expert Video - How is Alzheimer's disease diagnosed?
Richard Isaacson, MD, an expert on Alzheimer's disease, describes the steps necessary to diagnose this condition. It is important to see a medical doctor for diagnosis if you have progressive short-term memory loss. Dr. Isaacson discusses the importance of knowing your family medical history, having appropriate blood tests to look for other conditions besides Alzheimer's disease, and which imaging tests are usually done to examine the brain for signs of Alzheimer's. He also talks about which tests may be the most useful to diagnose Alzheimer's disease in the future.
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