Step 1: Consultation, Blood test, pen & paper tests
- Consultation: Our doctor will take your medical history, including family history and if you have conditions that can increase the risk of dementia.
- Blood test: Our nurse will draw a blood sample which will then be sent to the lab for analysis of indicators that are commonly associated with memory loss, such as vitamin deficiency, thyroid disorder and other markers.
- Pen & paper tests, questionnaires: Based on observations during consultation, the doctor will administer specific questionnaire-type tests for you to complete in the clinic. These tests are designed to measure mental functions, including memory, language, reasoning, thinking, etc.
Step 2: Imaging tests
Advanced scans of the brain can now show brain shrinkage and the presence of amyloid and tau in the brain – substances that indicate memory & cognitive impairment conditions such as Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
Step 3: Results
Based on the medical results, the doctor will conclude if you have memory and cognitive impairment, ie., dementia and recommend next steps for you to take.