Neurologist

Simplified definition

A doctor specializing in the brain and nerves, the diseases that affect them, and the treatments needed.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“A physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the nervous system.”

Source: Merriam-Webster. Neurologist. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

Context

Neurologists are trained to detect subtleties of the brain that cause memory problems. Only they can conduct a thorough neurological exam and recommend subsequent treatment for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s.”

Source: Five Star Senior Living. Neurologists: Do Seniors with Alzheimer’s Need One. [Internet]. Oct 13, 2021 [cited on Sept 7, 2022].

Note

  • Generally, it is the neurologist who performs examinations of the brain and who makes the diagnosis of a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s.

Synonym(s)

Neurologiste

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