At the Clinical Appointment
Patients will be seen by a physician or nurse practitioner specializing in memory evaluation and will undergo a thorough review of medical history and symptoms. Laboratory tests and special studies may be ordered, which may include brain imaging or neuropsychological testing. The medical team will explain the diagnosis to the patient and suggest ways for the family to deal with any difficulties that have been identified. The clinic will send a report of the examination results to the patient’s primary care doctor and a family member, if desired.