Dementia | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Can dementia be prevented?
  • Are there any support groups for caregivers of people with dementia?
  • What types of medicines treat dementia? Are there side effects?
  • Does dementia run in families? Am I at risk?
  • What types of tests are used to diagnose dementia?
  • Do people with dementia ever get better?


Early Diagnosis of Dementia by KS Santacruz, M.D. and D Swagerty, M.D., M.P.H. (American Family Physician February 15, 2001,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00


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