The LifeWorx Guide to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Since 2004, LifeWorx has specialized in Alzheimer’s and dementia elderly care and has been consistently finding ways to simplify the process for our caregivers and clients.

This resource guide is intended to answer your questions and offer suggestions as needed. Our Care Consultants are available to help you understand how best to serve your loved one and how to proceed during this difficult time.

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How is Alzheimer’s diagnosed?

Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed in several different ways. Often, Alzheimer’s is diagnosed through a doctor’s exam. They will evaluate your signs and symptoms by administering several tests. They may talk to friends and family members to find out more about symptoms and behaviors.

To diagnose Alzheimer’s, a primary doctor, a doctor trained in brain conditions (neurologist), or a doctor trained to treat older adults (geriatrician) will review your symptoms, medical history, and medication history. They may interview someone who knows you well, such as a close friend or family member. Your doctor will also perform a physical examination.

During your appointment your doctor will evaluate:

  • Whether you have impaired memory or thinking (cognitive) skills
  • Whether you exhibit changes in personality or behaviors
  • The degree of your memory or thinking impairment
  • How your thinking problems affect your ability to function in daily life
  • The cause of your symptoms

Doctors may order additional laboratory or brain-imaging tests or send you for detailed memory testing. These tests can provide doctors with useful information for the diagnosis, including ruling out other conditions that cause similar symptoms.

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