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I had a series of neuropsychologist test administered on me.

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I had a series of neuropsychologist test administered on me. Results were very low cognitive deficits and a significant drop in IQ. My neurologist sent me to get an MRI, all looks well with that. I had been diagnosed with essential tremors a while back and they continue to get worse. I am able to perform my job duties after being at the type of work for 22 years. My neurologist is sending me to a specialist that specializes in Alzheimers and Dementia. What other test can be done and what should I expect at the specialist appointment? I'm very worried because I am only 46 years old.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Yes, I have seen a doctor. Wellbutrin, Pristiq and Klonipin as needed.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No mam.

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There are no other tests to diagnose dementia if there is no underlying cause : in other words Alzhemier's is a clinical diagnoses.

However, other causes must be ruled out., and if not tested for , this should be done.

B12 deficiency.

Depression.

Thyroid disease

Small vessel disease in the brain [MRI/MRA should be done.].

And other possibilities.

'The specialist will consider all of this and do the testing.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Blood work has been done for B12 definciency and thyroid. And they also have taking into consideration the medicine I'm taking. I guess I'm questioning what different will a specialsit do versus a regular neurologist.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I am having a test in a few weeks to rule out Parkinsons.

They will have more experience treating it.

They will do more metabolic testing [testing all B vitamins for example].

And will do a more highly specialized brain imaging.

And cinch the diagnosis.

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