Neurologist appointment

Posted by 0616 @0616, Jul 16, 2023

How do I prepare for a first appointment with a neurologist?

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I agree with jaxpiolot..... a good nite sleep and just relax. My husband has been seeing a neurologist for 2 years now for his dementia, and the first appt for was pretty painless...for both of us 🙂 I just took my list of questions and was satisfied with the answers, of what i could understand, and was delighted ( for a lack of a better word) that she wanted to see us again and to start running some tests.
Oh, and saying a little prayer the night before wouldn't hurt
Good luck and hope things go well
Hugs and Prayers
God Bless

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Thanks so much for your kind words. This an experience that no one is ready for. It’s very sad to to see our love ones go down the path of dementia.

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@0616 Hello. I’m not sure if your upcoming appointment is for a spouse or parent, but the suggestions are meant for any doctor appointment.Don’t be afraid of an upcoming appointment, just be prepared. Write down your questions so you wont forget them, and list the concerns about behavior that you have.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/preparing-for-your-doctorspecialist-appointment-s/
This link will take you to a discussion about preparing for a doctor/specialist appointment. I’m sure you will find good information.
When is the appointment?

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Hi 0616,
Our first appointment is next week. I was told the evaluation could last from one hour to a few days! I don't know how to plan transportation around that. If I may ask, what was your experience like?
Thanks!

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@gail60

Hi 0616,
Our first appointment is next week. I was told the evaluation could last from one hour to a few days! I don't know how to plan transportation around that. If I may ask, what was your experience like?
Thanks!

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@gail60 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! I would suggest that you call the doctor’s office where the testing will be done. Surely they will know how long the testing takes! And explain that transportation is an issue so you really need to know! Best of luck to you !

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