Memory Loss Assessment
SeniorCare Assessment Platform is the most advanced Memory Loss assessment platform in the world, developed in collaboration with top experts of Bangladesh. The platform is a comprehensive Memory Loss diagnostic system that integrates various diagnostic tests on one platform.
To make a diagnosis, NYU Langone doctors obtain a complete picture of your health by asking about symptoms, performing a physical exam, asking about your medical and family histories, and talking with family members or friends.
Doctors may also use other tools and tests as part of a diagnostic evaluation.
In a neurological evaluation, doctors assess a person’s speech, vision and other senses, spatial skills, and reflexes. People may be asked to name objects, follow verbal and written commands, write a sentence, or draw a complex shape. Doctors may ask you to walk a short distance, because problems with gait can signal other conditions involving memory loss, such as normal pressure hydrocephalus.
The doctor also checks cognitive skills—such as memory, ability to concentrate, and sense of time and place—by asking simple questions or talking with a family member or caregiver about how the person’s changing abilities affect everyday life.
Our physicians may perform a neuropsychological evaluation to assess memory, concentration, and orientation in regards to time, place, and people. Specialists determine how changes in these areas affect daily activities by asking questions about behavior and mood. Depression, for example, can contribute to or worsen memory problems.
Psychometric tests measure the accuracy, speed, and quality of mental processes such as decision making, paying attention, using language, planning, organizing, remembering details, and problem solving. A person may be asked to complete a written exercise to help the doctor determine if memory loss may be due to dementia or another cause of cognitive impairment.
An MRI scan is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses, and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bones, and virtually all other internal body structures. Doctors may order an MRI scan of the head to rule out other conditions that can cause memory loss, such as tumors or infections.
A positron emission tomography, or PET, scan is a unique imaging test that helps doctors see how the organs and tissues inside your body are functioning. The scan uses small amounts of a radioactive material, called a radiotracer, that are injected into a vein and collect in organs and other tissues. This allows doctors to see blood flow, brain cell activity, and how well the brain metabolizes sugar.
This information helps in determining how well the brain is working and whether memory loss is due to mild cognitive impairment or a type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
NYU Langone doctors use the results of these diagnostic tests to design a treatment plan for a person experiencing memory loss. The results of the diagnostic evaluation can also provide “baseline” information for an older person who is not experiencing memory loss but is concerned about the possibility of future cognitive decline. This baseline information can be used for comparison with results of future examinations.
The SeniorCare Assessment Platform is Bangladesh’s first robust diagnostic system that helps doctors to diagnose and treat Memory loss’s problems.