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What information should you give your doctor if you're concerned that you may have dementia?

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It’s a good idea to put together the following for your first appointment:

  • A list of symptoms -- include everything you’re feeling, even if you don’t think it could be related to dementia
  • Any sources of major stress or recent life changes
  • A list of all medications you take, including vitamins and supplements, and the dosage
  • A list of any questions you have

From: How Do Doctors Diagnose Dementia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: “Diagnosing Dementia.”

Stanford Health Care: “Diagnosing Dementia.”

Alzheimer’s Association: “Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia,” Tests for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dementia.”

NEJM Catalyst: “We Need More Geriatricians, Not More Primary Care Physicians."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 18, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: “Diagnosing Dementia.”

Stanford Health Care: “Diagnosing Dementia.”

Alzheimer’s Association: “Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia,” Tests for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dementia.”

NEJM Catalyst: “We Need More Geriatricians, Not More Primary Care Physicians."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 18, 2018

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