How is Alzheimer’s Diagnosed?

How is Alzheimer's Diagnosed?

One thing must be understood that there is no proper way to diagnose Alzheimer’s & no simple test for this disease, so the doctor will rely on you to describe the changes in your loved one. A mental status test, sometimes called a “mini-cog,” or other screening tests can measure his mental skills and short-term memory. Some scans can help to Diagnose Alzheimer’s like Neurological exams and brain scans.

The infected Brain:

Below is the picture that shows the difference between normal & an Alzheimer’s infected brain.

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s causes nerve cell death and tissue loss throughout the brain. As the disease gets worse, brain tissue shrinks and areas that contain cerebrospinal fluid become larger. Alzheimer’s is a specifically brain related disease so the physical structure of brain is greatly disturbed by this deadly disease.  This damage may harm memory, speech, and comprehension.