Mental confusion and trouble with daily activities often trigger alarms: Is my loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s? It could be some kind of dementia or it could be some other treatable illness that’s causing mental cloudiness. The only way to know for sure is to have a physician check it out. Which leads us to Dr. Leslie Kernisan, the geriatrician whose wonderful website Better Health While Aging is a great source of trusted info and advice. To diagnose dementia, Dr. Kernisan takes a patient through a thorough exam process, in order to clarify the patient’s problems and the possible causes, not all of which signal dementia. It’s likely to take more than one visit, but a comprehensive exam is needed in order to determine what’s the cause and what are the best responses. So check in with Dr. Kernisan, and check out her advice Here.