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Alzheimer's - Diagnosis and Assessment

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Explain how you would confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Explain the role of counseling in such a case.

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1. Explain how you would confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Explain the role of counseling in such a case.

Confirming Alzheimer disease is complicated and has a reported success rate of approximately 90%. The diagnosis process involves a case management approach between physician, neuropsychologist, psychiatrist and physiologist/counselor. Various tests help in the diagnostic process, and the diagnosis of Alzheimer's often includes common types of evaluations, including:

? Medical history: an interview or questionnaire to identify past medical problems, difficulties in daily activities and prescription drug use, among other things. The doctor may wish to speak to a close family member to supplement ...

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This solution explains how to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, and the role of counseling in this process. References are provided.

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