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.
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.
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.