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What does neuropsychological testing involve? There is no single test that can diagnose Alzheimer's disease. In fact, a doctor cannot make the diagnosis with absolute confidence without studying the brain under the microscope, which is rarely done except in an autopsy ... Neuropsych testing cannot, alone, definitively diagnose Alzheimer's disease. However, the testing results, along with the medical history, brain-imaging studies and other evidence, can give the doctor pretty strong evidence for or against Alzheimer's. What does neuropsychological testing involve?
There is no single test that can diagnose Alzheimer's disease. In fact, a doctor cannot make the diagnosis with absolute confidence without studying the brain under the microscope, which is rarely done except in an autopsy ... Neuropsych testing cannot, alone, definitively diagnose Alzheimer's disease. However, the testing results, along with the medical history, brain-imaging studies and other evidence, can give the doctor pretty strong evidence for or against Alzheimer's. - times-standard-com

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