Without doubt the name Dementia represent a medical term used to refer to a number of symptoms of cognitive degeneration such as forgetfulness which moderates a person’s ability to perform everyday undertakings.
However, the diagnostic procedure begins with your health practitioner evaluating your medical history, as well as that of your parents, siblings, and grandparents.
Yes, I must say here that other possible causes of memory impairment cannot be ruled out. However, a physical examination and blood tests will help eliminate these possibilities.
Besides that, a cognitive test may also be administered, in which the patient is asked to perform simple memory processing tasks. The patient may then be referred for more complex medical screenings if need arises.
As a matter of fact, several types of brain imaging tests, such as CAT scans, MRIs, and PET scans, are usually used to rule out strokes or tumors. The truth is that Dementia can also be caused by a series of strokes so small as to be undetected.
Moreover, it also known that Depression can also cause memory lapses. Yes, among many others, Parkinson's disease, a degenerative nerve disorder, can also be a cause of dementia.
Besides, some medications, especially in older patients, can cause fuzzy thinking and memory loss. Even a fever or a head injury can result in memory problems, as can dehydration or malnutrition. Late-stage syphilis is yet another cause of dementia.
However, with blood tests the practitioners can help eliminate these and other possible causes of memory loss, such as thyroid disorders or vitamin deficiencies.
To be thorough, more extensive neuropsychological testing may be performed on the patient. These tests evaluate the patient's memory, problem-solving abilities, attention span and skills involving numbers and language.
Yes, as a matter of fact, Psychological tests can also be useful in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease.
In addition, to further help, a vaccine was developed that reduces the deposits in the brain associated with dementia. However, it was found to have dangerous side effect so, the clinical trial was abandoned.
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