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Alabama Department of Senior Services

A RESOURCE FOR ALABAMA SENIORS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR CARE GIVERS

 

Diagnosis of Dementia

Finding out if someone has dementia is not always easy.  There are many health issues that can cause changes in memory, so one should not assume dementia is the problem when someone is forgetful.

 

When someone begins to show changes in memory, it is important that they see their primary care provider.  Ruling out other possible causes, like depression, will need to be checked.

 

Your primary care provider may recommend that a specialist, like a neurologist, psychiatrist, or neurologist, be seen. Once a diagnosis of dementia has been made, a treatment plan can be built based on the type and stage of dementia.

 

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia is difficult.  It is important to ask your healthcare provider about the future, so that you can make a plan for how to best move forward.

  • Does my loved one need to see a specialist?
  • What services are available to provide assistance?
  • What treatment options are available?
  • If one treatment option doesn’t work well, are there other options?
  • Is there a local support group in my area?

On-line Resources

Contacts

  • Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900

 

Common Questions

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