Alzheimer's Disease (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
Alzheimer's disease tends to develop slowly over time. If confusion and other changes in mental abilities come on suddenly, within hours or days, the problem may be delirium. Delirium needs treatment right away.
Seek care right away if:
Call your doctor to schedule an appointment if:
If memory loss isn't rapidly becoming worse or interfering with work, social life, or the ability to function, it may be normal age-related memory loss. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about memory loss.
Who to see
The following health professionals can evaluate symptoms of memory loss or confusion:
A family member or friend will need to go with the person who needs to be evaluated.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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