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Q: How do doctors test for dementia?

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To diagnose dementia, doctors may use lab tests or brain scans to check for treatable conditions that might be causing symptoms. Other tests include: neurological exam to assess reflexes, balance, and sensory responses; and mental function tests to assess your memory, language and ability to solve simple problems.

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  1. NINDS dementia information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Dementia-Information-Page 
  2. Dementia. MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/dementia.html