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Alzheimer's Disease

Preventitive Medicine for Memory Loss

04/20/2006

Question:

I am 70 and my memory loss has increases each year. What scans are available to get checked out? I am a believer in preventative medicine and want to find out if my loss is normal for my age or is it something else. Thank you.

Answer:

I suggest seeing a neurologist or other physician experienced in the field.  A scan may or may not be indicated.

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Response by:

Robert P Friedland, MD Robert P Friedland, MD
Formerly, Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University