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Furthermore, physicians recommend patients to participate in neuropsychological testing because it can give greater detail about how their brain functions. However, the disadvantage of this test is that it is can be time consuming. Brain imaging is also used to determine specific brain changes are caused by Alzheimer’s disease. The most common brain imaging technologies include ... ... middle of paper ... ...person with Alzheimer's disease? - MedicineNet.
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