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I have mixed feelings about taking tests to see if I have the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease or some other age-related cognitive problem. The thought scares me to death - like most of you, probably. But rationally, I know it's best to learn about it early if you have it. This particular test, the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE), was so readily available I couldn't not take it, especially if I wanted to share it with you....
The ease of access to medical information has increased our health IQs greatly from pre-Internet days. But if doctors aren't exasperated with their know-it-all patients just yet, a Silicon Valley startup called Scanadu is about to change the practice of medicine altogether with smart gadgets that give you the tools to test and analyze your own vitals and body fluids. And you don't need a prescription, or a fortune, to buy them!