Are you with your loved one who seems confused, but will not seek the help of a doctor? You are worried that it may be more than a little of old age confusion, or dementia? I hope this helps.
Alzheimer’s in home screening:
Going through the Alzheimer’s sites I came across the I-HAST (in-home Alzheimer’s screening) designed as a first look to see if something is wrong while aiming specifically at Alzheimer’s. It is not a diagnosis, but merely lets you know if you need to seek a medical professional’s opinion. This at home test allows a relative or friend to test the suspected patient in their most comfortable environments. The I-HAST can be found at the following web address:
Please remember that this is not a final diagnostic tool. If you feel your loved one has Alzheimer’s it is imperative that they be seen by a physician.
I also found another article on Self Test Screens for Dementia's such as Alzheimer's. It's a free and simple 15-minute self-administered test to screen for early dementia could help speed diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s. Please check out this website. http://www.sagetest.osu.edu/
I hope this information will help you find the right treatment for your loved one.
Remember, to the world you are but one person, but to one person you may be their world.
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