Recent Advancements in the Diagnosis of Dementia
The assessment of Dementia in needed to rule out similar symptoms showing to such diseases such as depression, delirium which is curable. It is necessary to provide time to Dementia patients to plan the future and make them literate about the possible effects in the future. There are various tests for diagnosing Dementia such as Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Mental Score Test, Trail Making Test. MMSE test includes a series of exercises in which various problems are checked with memory, speech, ability to respond. A blood test is also done to check levels of vitamin B12 and Thyroid hormones, which may be responsible. Brain scans such as MRI and CT scans used for checking brain tumour and Strokes in Vascular Dementia. Neurology gatherings talked rigorously on Dementia Diagnosis and it is always misleading to different conditions like Parkinson’s' disease. Hence discovery and establishment of new methodologies and techniques for analysis are in the urge for the Dementia society for dependable diagnosis methods.
- Brain MRI scan techniques
- Neurophysiological Testing
- Mini mental state Examination (MMSE)
- Geriatric Depression Scale