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What should I ask the doctor during a diagnosis of dementia?

By | May 9th, 2021

If I had a loved one with dementia, the first thing I would ask the doctor is if they are experienced with diagnosing and managing dementia, because that could really make a big difference. At least for making the diagnosis and setting the care plan on a good track, a cognitive neurologist who is specializing in dementia would need to be consulted some time not too far out from the diagnosis, in part because there are sometimes mimicking conditions that could be reversible. Missing that is devastating. The same thing goes for Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia. A movement disorder specialist would need to be consulted, at least to confirm the diagnosis, make sure that it’s correct, and then set the treatment plan on the right track.