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State of Florida Resources
MEMORY DISORDER CLINICS
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m interested in Alzheimer’s disease testing, do you offer testing?
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.
How can I participate in a clinical trial for Alzheimer’s disease research?
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/
How can I find out more information about Adulhelm, the new drug treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provisionally approved this medication. We recommend that you consult with your medical provider about this medication. You can find a memory disorders expert in the state of Florida here: https://elderaffairs.org/programs-services/bureau-of-elder-rights/alzheimers-disease-initiative/