No single test can determine whether you have dementia. Diagnosis is based on a range of medical tests and your medical history. If you exhibit symptoms of dementia your doctor will perform:
Mini-mental state examination (MMSE) - The MMSE test memory, language use and comprehension, and motor skills, among other things.
Mini-Cog test - This is a short test for helping your doctor diagnose dementia. It involves these three steps:
Clinical dementia rating (CDR) - This score is based on your performance in these and other tests, as well as your medical history.