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Diagnosis & Assessment

Alzheimers is diagnosed through a complete medical assesment. If you or a loved one have concerns about memory loss or other symptoms of Alzheimer's or dementia, it is important to be evaluated by a physician.

Importance of Early Diagnosis

Although the onset of Alzheimer's disease cannot yet be stopped or reversed, an early diagnosis allows people with dementia and their families:

  • A better chance of benefiting from treatment
  • More time to plan for the future
  • Lessened anxieties about unknown problems
  • Increased chances of participating in clinical drug trials, helping advance research
  • An opportunity to participate in decisions about care, transportation, living options, financial and legal matters
  • Time to develop a relationship with doctors and care partners
  • Benefit from care and support services, making it easier for them and their family to manage the disease

Resource Lists by County

Diagnostic Clinics
Geriatric Physicians
Geriatric Psychiatrists


Community resource lists are for informational purposes only. The Alzheimer's Association does not endorse any products, services, service providers, individuals or organizations.