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How is dementia diagnosed?

To diagnosis dementia, testing is performed by doctors. While in-office screening assessments are sometimes enough to confirm a diagnosis, at other times a more in-depth evaluation is required. Blood testing and imaging studies are often completed to confirm that reversible conditions such as thyroid disease or certain vitamin deficiencies are not present. Diagnosing and treating those conditions could lead to a reversal of the dementia.

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Comment from: Curious82, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: September 15

My mother was diagnosed with dementia and is having some accusatory outbreaks. They want to treat her with Seroquel.

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Comment from: puddin pie, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: July 31

My dad was diagnosed with dementia by one doctor, but he would not accept it. He got a 2nd opinion and this doctor said nothing was wrong with him. He is 83 and we don't know what doctor we go by. We agree with the first doctor as we notice the changes. He agrees with the 2nd doctor.

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