Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease as early as possible can help patients and their families to better prepare for the progression of the disease. But diagnosing Alzheimer’s can be a complicated process, given that it is only one of a group of brain diseases known as dementia, meaning neurological disorders that rob the mind of its intellectual ability.
If you or a family member needs to be evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease, just as you would not see a podiatrist for a cardiac problem, you should be sure to choose the best clinician to diagnose your neurological problem.
ElderCare at Home has been helping families find the best clinicians to help make a proper diagnosis and receive appropriate care for almost 20 years. There are various specialists that we work with in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton, Jupiter and Delray Beach that we can refer you to. Remember, with ElderCare at Home by your side, you are never alone. Call us today at 800-209-4342.
- A geriatrician, a medical doctor who specializes in the care of elderly patients
- A neurologist, a medical doctor who specializes in diseases of the brain or nervous system and can assess different types of dementia
- A psychiatrist, a medical doctor who specializes in mental disorders and can diagnose a mood disorder, such as severe depression that may mimic Alzheimer’s symptoms.
- A psychologist, a licensed medical professional (a PhD or PsyD) who can test such mental functions as logic, memory, and concentration