How is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed?
There is no single, comprehensive diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease. Instead, physicians or other specialists rule out other conditions through a process of elimination. They usually conduct physical, psychological and neurological exams and take a thorough medical history. A diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s disease can be obtained through evaluation with approximately 90 percent accuracy. The only way to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is through autopsy.