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I have been diagnosed by an NHS doctor as suffering from Alzheimer's

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I have been diagnosed by an NHS doctor as suffering from Alzheimer's disease based on a short term memory test. Should I arrange a consultation with a Psychiatrist as I believe my short term memory problem is not severe enough for such a diagnosis.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.

Hi. Just a short term memory test alone is insufficient for diagnosing Alzheimer's but I think you should see either a psychiatrist or a neurologist for a full evaluation since, detected and treated early on, Alzheimer's can effectively be halted in its course and sometimes reversed.

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