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How is dementia diagnosed?

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In diagnosing dementia, a doctor uses certain criteria, including impairment of attention, orientation, memory, judgment, language, motor and spatial skills, and function.

From: Dementia WebMD Medical Reference

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FamilyDoctor.org: "Dementia."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Dementia Information Page."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Dementia."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Dementia Information Page."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

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