Doctors diagnose the cause of dementia by asking questions about the person's medical history and doing a physical exam, a mental status exam, and lab and imaging tests. Tests can help the doctor learn whether dementia is caused by a treatable condition.
The purpose of this list of 7 warming signs of Alzheimer's Disease is to alert the public to the early warning signs of one of the most devastating disorders affecting older people — Alzheimer's disease.
Alzehiemer's Disease has no known cure, and the secrets to preventing it are not yet known. But research supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and other public and private agencies offers tantalizing clues about the origins and development of AD.