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There! I'm suspecting my mom has Alzheimer's. She had a MRI

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Customer: Hi, there! I'm suspecting my mom has Alzheimer's. She had a MRI and the doctor told her that her brain's getting dry. I just want a real professional to read her scans and let me know what's going on with her. Do you think you can help?
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 11 months ago.

Hello

Scans can not diagnose Alzhemiers.

The doctor is talking about brain degeneration or shrinkage.

This is a non specific finding and does not provide a diagnosis, as it happens with ageing.

To diagnose alzheimers requires testing that is clinical, such as the mental status exam.

This can be done by a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, or neurologist, or a GP if trained.

The likelyhood of degenerative brain disease can be established in this way, and then a neurology consult is in order.

Scans will not diagnose Alzheimers however.

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Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 11 months ago.

If you type in the full scan report here, i will be glad to comment further.

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