A health professional asks patients questions to administer the mini-mental state exam, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Individuals print out and take the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam, or SAGE, at home,... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Short-term memory loss can be tested by asking the individual questions, analyzing medical history, and by performing cognitive testing, blood tests, CT or MRI scans and a cerebral angiography, notes LiveScience. Dependi... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A simple paper-and-pencil memory test may be used to determine memory loss, according to HowStuffWorks. The test involves two simple statements that an individual needs to remember at the end of the test and 17 simple qu... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging
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