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Screening for Alzheimer’s Disease
Screening Tests or Guidelines
- Neurological exam—to test the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles) for evidence of other neurological disorders
- Wechsler's Logical Memory and Visual Reproduction and Kendrick Object Learning Test—may be used if you have symptoms of depression
- Seven-Minute Screen
- Mini-Mental State Exam
- Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
- Memory Impairment Screening
- Self-assessment cognitive test—this is a test that you take on your own to assess your memory
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Alzheimer's disease medications fact sheet. National Institute on Aging website. Available at: http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/medicationsfs.htm . Updated July 22, 2013. Accessed September 6, 2013.
Know the 10 signs. Alzheimer’s Association website. Available at: http://www.alz.org/alzheimers%5Fdisease%5F10%5Fsigns%5Fof%5Falzheimers.asp . Accessed September 6, 2013.
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- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013
- Update Date: 09/30/2013