Symptoms and Diagnosis

Recognizing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult. Too often its signs – forgetfulness, confusion and anger – are attributed to age, stress, depression or poor health.

The experts at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute utilize a combination of exams to determine if symptoms result from Alzheimer’s, other dementia or an unrelated medical condition. Our team considers three key questions during diagnosis:

  • Are there changes in memory and thinking abilities?
  • What could be causing memory loss or thinking changes?
  • Are the symptoms and course of the disease consistent with what we know about Alzheimer’s or other dementias?

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease requires comprehensive medical testing and a thorough physical exam. At Banner Alzheimer’s Institute we’ve created an efficient approach – delivered with compassion – that keeps you informed every step of the way.

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