Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alzheimer's Assessment

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If Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia is suspected in a patient, the patient will often undergo a neuropsychological assessment to accurately diagnose and stage the disease.

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I remember Mom’s huge sigh of relief in 2004 when she finished a battery of tests to determine what was going on with her mind. The clinical neuropsychologist who administered the assessments told Mom that she didn’t have Alzheimer’s disease; instead, her memory loss was mild cognitive impairment (MCI). After the pronouncement,…

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