As AD is known to cause plaques & tangles in the brain, a lot of different tests are performed and after assessing the medical & psychiatric history of the patient completely, the causes of this disorder are found. Various tests performed by the doctors include:
- the neurological imaging of the brain, physical tests, blood examination, urine tests
- mental health assessment to check how deep is the effect
- interviewing of the family members to understand the dependency levels
- computerized scans such as CT, MRI, and PET to examine the brain structure and severity of the damage caused.