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Neurological and physical exam and these include cognitive test in order to asses orientation, processing speed of information, attention span and mood (Curran & Wattis, 2012).Brain image and blood test in order to rule out other medical causes The doctor can also look for the significant memory problems and these are short, immediate and long terms memory. More so, the thinking defects are major sings for the disease. These include expression or comprehension of language, familiar objects identification, gait and muscle functioning.The decline severe enough to interfere with relationships and even work performance goes down (Mayeux & Christen, 2010).There are also other symptoms that might appear gradually and then become steadily worse over time.
Alzheimer’s Mind Gap(Lu & Bludau, 2011)AlzheimerClinical PresentationBehavioural ChangeBiopsyVisuospatial dysfunctionRisk factorsDiabetesObesityBlood pressureDiagnosis Thorough history of symptomsAssociated testsPhysical & neurological exam
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