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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 »

Memory tests conducted by a neurologist are part of diagnosing and differentiating between types of dementia, according to WebMD. There are several different kinds of mental status exams, and they are used in combination... More »

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 »

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There is no single method that proves a person has Alzheimer's disease, but the MMSE and mini-cog tests are widely used for diagnosing Alzheimer's and dementia, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Health care profe... More »

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive form of dementia in which sufferers experience memory issues that begin gradually and gradually worsen, explains the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's disease typically occurs in s... More »

Common symptoms of dementia vary greatly among sufferers; however, patients are diagnosed with dementia if they experience a decline or impairment of at least two of the five following mental functions: language, memory,... More »

Phalen's test for carpal tunnel syndrome is done by extending the arms to the front of the body, then flexing the wrists and letting the hands hang down for approximately one minute, according to WebMD. If tingling, pain... More »