Apr 5, 2014

How to test for Alzheimer s

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The best memory tests available to the public, on the Internet, are acutally assessment tests not diagnostic tests.

The assessments tests can be used to identify a memory problem. However, it takes a very thorough evaluation before a diagnosis of Alzheimer's can be ascertained.

There are many illnesses besides one of the types of dementia that can cause memory loss, or Alzheimer's like symptoms.

A simple example would be hypothyroidism - a sluggish thyroid. This problem can sometimes be cure overnight by a simple medication.

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Is it really Alzheimer's Disease or Something Else?

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Test Your Memory for Alzheimer's (5 Best Memory Tests)

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