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Getting a more accurate diagnosis
Mimi S.
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:59 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027



Basically says what we already know, but more confirmation. The more tests that are used to support a diagnosis, the more accurate the final diagnosis will be. Authored by Dr. Dorwaiswamy


However, I'm not so sure how easy it is to get the lumbar puncture and the specific PET scan he mentions.  I've heard recently that lumbar punctures are much better than they used to be.

Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:46 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18692

Here is a clickable link:


It's very importatnt to have a thorough evaluation and not just rely on tests or imaging studies to make a diagnosis.  As Dr. Doraiswamy says, over100 conditons mimic dementia. 

Iris L.

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