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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

Memory problems are typically one of the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Decline in other aspects of cognition is also possible. Find out about the symptoms of Alzheimer's and how the disease is diagnosed. 

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Diagnosing Dementia

Doctors diagnose dementia—including Alzheimer disease, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia—with brain scans and other tests.
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What Is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Learn about mild cognitive impairment (MCI), in which people have more memory problems than normal for people their age., and when it might be time to see a doctor.
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Do Memory Problems Always Mean Alzheimer's Disease?

Learn how to tell the difference between normal age-related memory loss and signs of a more serious problem like mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Sometimes, forgetfulness is caused by a treatable health condition.
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How Is Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosed?

Doctors can diagnose "possible Alzheimer's dementia," "probable Alzheimer's dementia," or some other problem causing memory complaints. Learn about the benefits of early diagnosis.
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