Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

About Dementia

Diagnosis & Treatment

The absolute diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can only be made at autopsy. However, physicians at specialized centers can diagnose Alzheimer's disease with 90 percent certainty based on clinical information. To make the diagnosis the following may need to be conducted:

Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to provide a secure environment for the diagnosed person and obtain help for family:

This page last updated Jun 7, 2012

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