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How do Doctors Test for Alzheimer’s? Part 7: Tests and diagnosis | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Tests and diagnosis By Mayo Clinic staff There’s no specific test today that confirms you have Alzheimer’s disease. Your doctor will make a judgment about whether Alzheimer’s is the most likely cause of your symptoms based on the information you provide and results of various tests that can help clarify the diagnosis. Doctors can nearly […]

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What Should I Know Before I See My Doctor About Alzheimer’s? Part 6: Preparing for your appointment | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Preparing for your appointment By Mayo Clinic staff You may decide you want to talk to your doctor about memory loss or other cognitive changes, or you may seek care at the urging of a family member who arranges your appointment and goes with you. You’ll probably start by seeing your family doctor or general […]

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Looking for a Cure For Alzheimer’s? Check the Kitchen | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Coffee, broccoli and cinnamon are among the common foods that scientists are investigating in search of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. All three contain ingredients that showed promise in fighting the effects of Alzheimer’s on the brain. But the results of the tests, done in laboratory animals, are preliminary. Much more research needs to be […]

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Advanced Dementia Patients Being Transferred To Hospitals For Questionable Reasons | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

The rate of questionable transfers of end-stage dementia patients from nursing homes to hospitals has raised red flags, according to researchers. Long-term care facilities often move advanced dementia patients to hospitals when problems with swallowing, pneumonia or infections arise. But after analyzing Medicare records of nearly 475,000 patients, researchers, led by Brown University’s Joan Teno, […]