The 1Florida ADRC provides many great Alzheimer's resources available to you in Florida. Click on the map to explore which of our Alzheimer's clinics is closest to you.
There are currently no specific tests to confirm Alzheimer's disease. Neurologists can make a judgment about whether Alzheimer's is the most likely cause of specific symptoms based on the information you provide and results of various tests that can help clarify the diagnosis. Doctors can nearly always determine whether you have dementia, and they can often identify whether your dementia is due to Alzheimer's disease. However, Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed with complete accuracy only after death, when microscopic examination of the brain reveals the characteristic plaques and tangles. Genetic testing generally isn't recommended for a routine Alzheimer's disease evaluation. The exception is people who have a history of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. However, anyone with a family history of early Alzheimer's needs to meet with a genetic counselor to discuss the risks and benefits of genetic testing.
There may be trials currently recruiting at one of our centers, for the latest information on trials and their locations please visit: https://clinicaltrials.gov/