Fast Five Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Workup

Jasvinder P. Chawla, MD, MBA

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February 04, 2021

Figure 1. Coronal MRI of the brain showing severe generalized atrophy of brain tissue with an accentuated loss of tissue involving the temporal lobes in a patient with advanced AD.

The primary goal of the diagnostic criteria established by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and the Alzheimer's Association is to facilitate research. For health care providers without access to cerebrospinal fluid testing or advanced imaging, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Alzheimer's Association also proposed core clinical criteria to diagnose mild cognitive impairment. These criteria are primarily clinical, with biomarkers playing a secondary role.

Learn more about the workup of AD.

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