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How is multi-infarct dementia found?

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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Thorough Evaluation

Tests determine whether other medical problems could be causing dementia, such as anemia, brain tumor, chronic infection, drug and medication intoxication, severe depression, thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency.
Neuropsychological testing is helpful to find out what parts of thinking have been affected, and to guide other tests. Tests also can include a head ct scan and MRI of the brain.

In brief: Thorough Evaluation

Tests determine whether other medical problems could be causing dementia, such as anemia, brain tumor, chronic infection, drug and medication intoxication, severe depression, thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency.
Neuropsychological testing is helpful to find out what parts of thinking have been affected, and to guide other tests. Tests also can include a head ct scan and MRI of the brain.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multi-infarct

Dementia is based on the symptoms of memory loss in a step wise fashion in a person with a history of stroke or small vessel disease.
So the diagnosis is made by the history provided by the patient and the family.

In brief: Multi-infarct

Dementia is based on the symptoms of memory loss in a step wise fashion in a person with a history of stroke or small vessel disease.
So the diagnosis is made by the history provided by the patient and the family.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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