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How definitive is an MRI as a screening device to rule out dementia, either alzheimer's or other types?

How definitive is an MRI as a screening device to rule out dementia, either alzheimer's or other types?

Not great at all: Mri scans of the brain are usually done as part of a dementia workup, but if within normal limits it doesn't rule out dementia. Cognitive and memory changes can be happening long before physical changes show up on an mri. The more definitive findings are on clinical interviews -- with specialized neuropsychological testing may be helpful also. ...Read more

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Can aed machines have tracking devices?

Can aed machines have tracking devices?

AED : AED devices have algorhythms in the ir programming to analyze heart activity. I am not aware of any tracking function for the device itself. ...Read more

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Why would you get a microchip tracking device injected underneath your skin?

Why would you get a microchip tracking device injected underneath your skin?

To be tracked: The person movements need to be monitored by the authority that placed the tracking device. It will need a surgical procedure to be removed and perhaps less prone to detection. ...Read more

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What's the most reliable device to track the way i sleep?

What's the most reliable device to track the way i sleep?

A Polysomnogram: Polysomnography (psg), a type of sleep study, is a multi-parametric test used in the study of sleep and as a diagnostic tool in sleep medicine. The test result is called a polysomnogram, also abbreviated psg. Polysomnography is a comprehensive recording of the biophysiological changes that occur during sleep. It is done at a special lab. ...Read more

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Would withings device owners be able to use a goal tracking application?

Would withings device owners be able to use a goal tracking application?

Yes: Withings devices offers the ability to track things such as health details and can be used with a mobile app. ...Read more

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Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

I use fitbit: I've been using fitbit daily for over 2 years. During the day it shows my activity patterns, and allows me to use that feedback to modify the behavior. For example if I have not met my step goal by dinner time a postrprandial walk becomes more attractive. At night, the fitbit can provide useful information regarding quality of sleep. The web software allows for tracking of calorie intake andweight. ...Read more

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How can people die from alzheimers?

How can people die from alzheimers?

Causes: Most commonly, become susceptible to an infection, and most commonly die from pneumonia, but due to age, co-morbidities can emerge, such as a heart attack or stroke, and this can cause demise also. Severe trauma may be another category. ...Read more

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Is lashing out a symptom of alzheimers?

Is lashing out a symptom of alzheimers?

Yes: #10 of the alzheimer's association's 10 signs is change in mood & personality. Check out the complete list here at http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_10_signs_of_alzheimers.Asp. ...Read more

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