Alzheimer's disease

Symptoms: 

Memory loss, confusion, trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships, misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps, decreased or poor judgment and changes in personality and behavior are the symptoms of Alzheimers disease.

Tests to diagnose: 

The tests conducted to diagnose include :

  • Blood test
  • Brain imaging
  • Mental status test
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan
  • Computerised tomography (CT) scan
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) 
  • Neurological test
Treatment: 

A number of medications may be prescribed for Alzheimer's disease to help temporarily improve some symptoms and slow down the progression of the condition, few of them are  mentioned as below donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine andmemantine.

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.alz.org/

http://www.alz.org/in/dementia-alzheimers-en.asp