Alzheimers Diagnosis

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Alzheimers Diagnosis Diagnosis is often haphazard since there is no single test for Alzheimer’s. Diagnosis is usually made by eliminating other potential causes for dementia. Investigations such as blood and urine tests are used to rule out an organic cause, CT/MRI brain imaging may show focal infarcts indicative of vascular dementia or atrophy indicative of Alzheimer’s. Diagnosis of dementia is the remit of Psychiatrists who perform various neuropsychological tests to rule out Frontotemporal, Lewy Body and Vascular Dementia. Once a diagnosis is made it must be staged mild, moderate or severe. Treatment Alzheimer’s is a non-curable condition whose progression can only be slowed but not stopped. Many patients in the later stages of the condition may need specific drugs to help them with problems such as night time wandering, anxiety and depression. The Bio-Psycho-Social approach is useful for managing Alzheimer’s Dementia:- Biological Psychological Social Rule out biological cause
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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