It can vary from situation to situation. Your best bet is to go see a primary care physician, who can then recommend what other doctors to visit. No matter what, you are a vital part of the process. Doctors might use observations you make about your loved one to help make an accurate diagnosis.
There is no one test that can tell if a person has Alzheimer’s. Instead, a doctor may order several tests and use the information to make a diagnosis. It’s important to learn about these tests, because early diagnosis can help people with Alzheimer’s benefit from therapy.
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