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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Monday, March 19, 2018

whats a retriever

thats what i asked my wife she
a retriever
whats that
ive never heard of a name like that
a retriever

a retriever is one who goes and gets things or retrieves them
why would they call themselves the retrievers
after i googled
retrievers definition
thats what it said

i dont understand i told my wife she

so on facebook i saw a friend who posted about how great
the retrievers were doing in basketball
you mean those kids or students or managers that get the balls
after the players shoot them in warm ups
and throws them back to the players

why would they honor those folks on their jerseys

i texted her
whats a retriever
she texted back
in capital letters
if you are texter you know what they means
either she was mad or excited
no !! were seen
no she said
its a golden retriever

now i understand
a marley

our marley we left behind in texas
it was the sweetest best kid loving people loving dog
ive ever seen
he would never ever hurt anyone
it might lick them to death maybe

ive said many times
he is the absolutely best dog ive ever been around

i thought
well this umbc retriever team in the mens ncaa tourney
university of maryland baltimore county
they be my new team
my wife she and i called them
our marley team

they were the 16th seeded team
which means the powers that be thought they were one of the
worst teams in the tourney
they had to play the 1st place team
the worst team has to play the best team
the easy game goes to the best team

marleys team beat the virginia team
the top ranked team in the tourney
not by just a few points
by a lot
beat the stuffings out of them

marley in his new home in texas
would have been proud of his retriever team

last night we watched the second game the marley team
they lost
they played hard
one thing i noticed was how nice they were
like marley
when the other team player was knocked down
fell down
they reached down and picked them up
just like marley would have done

they have this little gnat of a point guard
who was like a little hummingbird flying around
my vote for the best player to watch

they were gracious in defeat
many of the teams or players are not
they acted like you would like your kids to act
be good sportsmen even when losing

marleys team should be proud of what theyve done
they did their team mascot well

you go marleys

the organicgreen doctor

Friday, March 16, 2018

alzheimers news-im sleepy

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i seem to say that to my wife she twice a day
once after lunch
the other
after supper

i do notice its worse in regards the after lunch sleepiness
a week after my infusions i get monthly in the
aducanumab study at ucla

whether or not its really that im not sure
i guess one day if i find out im getting the placebo
then ill know those infusions didnt do it
it maybe was
a placebo effect

sleep is important in regards to developing alzheimers disease
as you are sleeping there are garbage cells that are
programmed to go into the brain and clean up any debris
that has accumulated
this seems to happen during your deep sleep
this usually requires a good 7-8 hours of sleep for
all this to happen

part of this debris that accumulates is the bad beta amyloid
that is produced and builds up in the brain
its that bad beta amyloid that kills brain cells as it forms
plaques of amyloid
this is what is thought to be the cause of alzheimers disease
the accumulation of amyloid
the lack of adequate sleep exacerbates this
it may not be the only cause but it makes it worse

so a good restful adequate sleep is important

now researchers in a recent article found that this excessive
daytime sleepiness may indicate an individuals risk for
alzheimers disease
man am i in trouble

in this mayo clinic study following 70 year olds with excessive
daytime sleepiness for seven years with amyloid brain scans
they found 22% of them accumulated the amyloid
in places where alzheimers disease usually starts in the brain

so does the excessive sleepiness cause the accumulation
does the accumulation cause the excessive sleepiness
the chicken or the egg theory

get adequate sleep please
the early in life you start the better

i wonder what is going to happen in all those young folks
who dont get enough sleep due to cell phones computers
excessive lights working etc
just ask any high school or middle school teacher about this

they are doing a long term experiment on themselves that will give us
an answer in 40-50 years

im hoping it wont happen to them

the organicgreen doctor

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

a beautiful mind

there are a few brains that we as a society would be
better off if they could have been saved
and kept working

his was that way
his body was a wrinkled shriveled mess from the motor neuron
disease that affected him in his early years

he continued to use his mind
by communicating with us with the blinking of his eyes
he contnued to think and let us know what he was figuring
out as it sat in his chair
the computer writing what he was blinking

black holes
the existence of god
things that i cant comprehend
he thought of them

what if we could have saved that brain
to help society way way into the future
he was the real artificial intelligence

these brains dont come along very often
at least
we got him here on this earth for 50 more years than
was expected when he was first diagnosed in his twenties

i wonder what he was thinking
when he started fading away
down that long tunnel of darkness
right before his lights went dark

im sure he was thinking right to the end
wouldnt we like to know

rest in peace
stephen hawlking
he was here just a brief history of time

the organicgreen doctor