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When to see a doctor about Alzheimer's disease?

A family doctor should be consulted if one of your family members has any of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (or even if you suspect you may be developing it). It is better to get diagnosis early, so that treatment can start early before symptoms really degenerate to a late stage and when it is not possible to do much, but give palliative care.


People with existing Alzheimer's disease need to see their doctor on a regular basis, to check that the dosage of their treatment is working well, or to adjust it, to check on their symptoms (if there is any deterioration or if there is no change) and to discuss any other experimental or alternative or complementary treatments which may provide benefit to some.

Scientists are constantly finding new information about Alzheimer's disease, so the earlier it is diagnosed, the earlier it can be treated.


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  Last reviewed: 7 October 2007 || Last updated: 12 March 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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