Alzheimer's is a degenerative brain condition which is the leading cause of dementia
in the world. The condition leads to progressive loss of cognitive function, coupled with loss of ability to function well socially, loss of independence, and loss of ability to perform basic personal care tasks. There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease. Currently Alzheimer's is diagnosed clinically. This means that there is no imaging test, urine test, or blood test that is helpful in diagnosing Alzheimer's. Many times, if your doctor
suspects Alzheimer's disease they will first perform a whole series of lab tests to rule out other reversible causes of dementia, such as syphilis, vitamin deficiencies, and thyroid disease. Urine tests may be part of this rule-out work up. As always the diagnosis and the management of your particular concerns will require a physical examination by your personal physician. Setting up an office visit with your primary care doctor
to discuss your concerns is advised.