Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Forgetfulness Memory Loss
Alzheimer's is more common in people over age 65 and in people who have a parent or sibling with the disease. However, having a close relative who developed Alzheimer's disease does not mean that you have Alzheimer's or that you will get it.
There is no single, definitive test that can diagnose Alzheimer's disease. Instead, the diagnosis is based on a physician's evaluation. This evaluation includes many questions to test memory, a physical exam, and other tests to rule out other possible causes of memory problems.