Cognitive Test for Dementia in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Stanford Couples Counseling provides psychological assessments and therapeutic care for couples and individuals. Many of our licensed therapists use psychotherapy and testing to help determine the most effective treatment plan for your needs.

With top therapists on staff and a solution-oriented approach, Stanford Couples Counseling is a quality option. Our psychological test for dementia will provide the answers you need for long-term success.

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What Is the Purpose of a Cognitive Test for Dementia?

Cognitive tests for dementia allow health professionals to determine if a patient is experiencing a decline in their thinking ability. A cognitive test can also help determine if a patient requires additional testing for Alzheimer’s or has mild cognitive impairment. Patients with Parkinson’s disease may also receive neurological tests for dementia to identify potential cognitive impairment.

What to Expect During Your Cognitive Test

There are several different types of cognitive tests available for patients. Each test involves answering questions and performing simple tasks to test mental functions such as short and long-term memory, language and awareness of time and place. The evaluation also includes an in depth clinical interview as well as involving caregivers when appropriate.

After Your Cognitive Test

After your dementia evalutaion, you will receive your results. If you receive a dementia diagnosis your therapist may categorize it as a mild, moderate or severe case. However, this test cannot diagnose the exact of your dementia. To learn the cause, you may need to return to your doctor or see a specialist.

While dementia is not curable, you can slow the symptoms with medicines and healthy lifestyle habits. If you are experiencing anxiety or depression after your diagnosis, our therapists will help you come to terms with your diagnosis and develop healthy coping strategies or recommend medications as needed.

When Should I Receive a Cognitive Test for Dementia?

Patients can receive a dementia screening test at any age. If you are showing the following symptoms, you may want to receive a test to ensure you are not at risk for a more serious impairment:

  • Forgetting important events and appointment times.
  • Frequently losing items.
  • Trouble speaking or remembering words you typically know.
  • Losing your train of thought while speaking, watching movies or reading books.
  • Having an increased feeling of irritability or anxiety.

If you are not sure if you’re exhibiting these symptoms, you may want to talk to friends or family members to learn if they have noticed a change in your behavior or these symptoms.

Schedule Your Dementia Cognitive Evaluation Today!

Whether it’s for yourself or a family member, schedule a dementia evaluation today with Stanford Couples Counseling. Our team of counselors and clinical psychologists can help provide the answers you need for a happier and healthier life.

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