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Which cognitive tests are used to diagnose amnesia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

One of the primary methods of diagnosing amnesia is to determine if the person has retained personal information like their name, age, and the characteristics of family members. Cognitive tests are usually conducted for amnestic amnesia. The doctor will also ask about current events like the month and year, important people, and social events. The doctor will conduct tests to check for long-term and recent memory.

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