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Interview with Dra. Adi Dominguez on Alzheimer’s Disease

We all seem to be touched by either a family member or friend who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. Though the research continues, to date, there is no “cure”. We interviewed Dra. Adi Dominguez, a local psychiatrist who specializes in geriatrics about any pre-disease testing and prevention.

HCR: Is there an exam that can be performed to predict if a person will have the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s?

Dra. Adi: The Addenbroke cognitive exam or “ACE-R” is a brief, cognitive test for dementia screening. It was developed in Addenbrooke Hospital in the UK. It does a better job at detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s than previously available tests.