Alzheimer's Diagnosis and Testing Directory
Forgetfulness with aging seems normal. But, you worry when a loved one doesn’t recognize you. You worry when simple tasks become increasingly difficult. What do you do when a loved one changes from even-tempered to short-tempered? Could it be Alzheimer’s disease? Is there an Alzheimer’s test? Your doctor begins diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease by ruling out other health conditions. Diagnostic tests include doing a mental state exam, neurological exams, brain imaging, and more. For those with a family history of the condition, people can test for the gene for Alzheimer’s. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on Alzheimer's Diagnosis and Testing.
Do-It-Yourself at-Home Alzheimer's Test: SAGE and Other Online Exams
Are you worried that you're at risk for the disease? See if an at-home test might give you insights into your thinking and memory skills.
Should You Be Tested for Alzheimer's?
If you're terrified of the disease -- or it runs in your family -- you might want to get tested. Here's why.
What to Do After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Learn what you can do if a parent or relative is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which affects memory and, eventually, the ability to carry out everyday tasks.