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.
A colleague of mine has, from time to time, stopped in my office to chat about her father. I'm the "office expert," when it comes to caregiving woes. As I've listened to her talk about her experiences with her father, a couple of times I've said, "Are you sure he has Alzheimer's disease?" She'd say, "That's what the doctor says." Later,…