How to Diagnose Alzheimer's

Monday, 06 Jun 2011 03:55 PM

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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s involves medical examinations including:

CT scan
Alzheimer’s symptoms can be diagnosed through various screen tests. One such test is the CT scan, which is highly effective in the diagnosis of dementia symptoms, including memory impairment.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
The MRI is a test that produces very clear images of the human body without using X-rays. MRI tests can detect the signs of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by pinpointing the structural and functional changes in the brain that are associated with the disease.

Electroencephalography (EEG)
Dementia symptoms can also be diagnosed through EEG. EEG is a medical technique that measures brain function by analyzing the electrical activity generated by the brain. EEG is one of the most popular diagnostic methods for Alzheimer's symptoms.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
The PET scan is another popular method of diagnosing Alzheimer's symptoms. PET scans can show the difference in brain activity between a normal, healthy brain and one affected by dementia; they can also help differentiate Alzheimer's disease from other forms of dementia.

For more information on Alzheimer's see below:

Alzheimer's: Top 5 Symptoms

Alzheimer's: How Your Diet Plays a Role

 


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