ALZHEIMER DIAGNOSIS Neurological and physical exam 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 Looking for the significant memory problems The decline severe enough to interfere with relationships and even work performance goes down (Mayeux & Christen, 2010). 7
ALZHEIMER’S MIND MAP 8 Alzheimer Clinical Presentation Behaviour al Change Biopsy Visuospatia l dysfunction Risk factors Diabetes Obesity Blood pressure Thorough history of symptoms Associat ed tests Physical & neurological exam Diagnosis
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