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How does neuropsychological testing help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease?

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This studies the relationship between the brain and behavior. Doctors give you these tests along with a thorough interview. They may also give you other tests to check memory, language, the ability to plan and reason, and the ability to change behavior.

Neuropsychological testing also can help the doctor and your family better understand the effect of a disorder on your everyday life.

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The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation. 

News release, FDA. Alzheimer's Association. 

Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 19, 2019

SOURCES: 

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation. 

News release, FDA. Alzheimer's Association. 

Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 19, 2019

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