Clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

  title={Clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease},
  author={Guy Mckhann and David A. Drachman and Marshal F. Folstein and Robert Katzman. and Donald Price and Emanuel M. Stadlan},
  pages={939 - 939}
Clinical criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease include insidious onset and progressive impairment of memory and other cognitive functions. There are no motor, sensory, or coordination deficits early in the disease. The diagnosis cannot be determined by laboratory tests. These tests are important primarily in identifying other possible causes of dementia that must be excluded before the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease may be made with confidence. Neuropsychological tests provide… 

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