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no tests can be done to see the beta-amyloid protein which causes alzheimer's while the patient is still living. a series of other tests, including verbal questions, a CT scan, or other methods may be used to test for alzheimer's. the only 100% sure way to know the person actually died from alzheimer's is to perform a post-mortem brain inspection. dr. alois alzheimer was the first to do this procedure, Google has good results if you research his name. [=

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Q: Do doctors do brain biopsy for Alzheimer diagnosis?
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