Patient Comments: Dementia - Diagnosis

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What tests or exams led to a diagnosis of dementia in a relative or friend? Submit Your Comment

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.

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.

Comment from: Max, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: April 15

My mother was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD). She will not accept the diagnosis and is resisting any help.

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