The purpose of screening is to find a health problem early and treat it. Tests are given to people who do not have signs of a problem but may be at risk for one.

There are no screening guidelines for Alzheimer disease. People are not screened for it unless a doctor thinks that they may have it.

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Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD  Last Updated: 10/10/2019