Dementia and Depression -- How to get a "Fully Baked" Diagnosis


Why not try and treat what is able to be treated? It may just save your family from unnecessary grief.....
The Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America -- and other groups that deal with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia -- all advocate diagnosis. They are right, of course, but there’s more to it than that.
Real differences abound in diagnoses -- the "half baked" diagnosis and the "full baked" diagnosis. A half baked diagnosis is a doctor who asks a few memory questions and then says,”Yes, you have dementia. Here, take this.” He gives you a prescription for Aricept or one of the other four FDA approved drugs. A full baked diagnosis consists of three parts:
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Original content Carole Larkin, the Alzheimer's Reading Room