Traduction / Translation: Français

Memory screening (our position)

Diagnosing dementia is a complex and difficult process. There is no one test that can tell if someone does or does not have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. One of the tests your doctor will use is a mental status test. Various forms of this test exist, but the important point is that the doctor administers and evaluates the test using skill, knowledge and experience. This is different from memory screening tests, which are done in the community without professional analysis.

What is memory screening?

Alzheimer Society position on memory screening