These factors typically pointed to Alzheimer's before this advancement.
Prior to this advancement, Alzheimer's was typically diagnosed based on a number of factors including:
- A strong suspicion from the physician and friends and family that see something is not right.
- A psychological assessment and a number of cognitive tests.
In fact, many patients never receive an accurate 100% diagnosis until after the patient had died and the Doctors are able to perform an autopsy on them.