How to Test for Dementia?

Q:
How to test for dementia?

A:
You may have some of the following tests for dementia:

  • Cognitive tests – They measure your ability to think.
  • Neurological tests – They test your balance, reflexes, eye movements.
  • Lab tests – A blood test can find problems such as a lack of certain vitamins or a thyroid issue.
  • Brain scans – They can see how your brain works.
  • CT (computerized tomography) scan
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan
  • PET (positron emission tomography) scan
  • Psychiatric evaluation – Your doctor will see if you have depression or another mental health condition.

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

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