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Brain Health: Getting a Second Opinion

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Given how often Alzheimer’s disease is misdiagnosed or undiagnosed entirely, how important is it to get a second opinion when dealing with issues related to brain health? In this video, Dr. Gayatri Devi, board-certified neurologist and author of The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease, says if you are not happy with your doctor’s response to your brain health concerns, you should get a second opinion to confirm or refute the diagnosis. There are causes for cognitive-function changes other than Alzheimer’s. These changes may be associated with menopause and can mimic the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Dr. Devi urges patients not to feel guilty, embarrassed or uncomfortable about getting a second opinion—a healthy brain is essential for healthy living. If you have questions or concerns that your current doctor isn’t addressing, find another doctor.

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