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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
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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

Saturday, February 5, 2011

here today gone today, frozen pipes, heat wave, more on walkin, kylas kreations

the snow was here today then gone today
no shoveling needed
made a few snowballs and hit my wife she with them
snow was good and soft
now its gone

if you live in this area be warned
when the pipes thaw today thats when
the frozen bursted pipes start their damage
do a survey of your exposed pipes

we will have a heat wave here today
it will be in the 50s
maybe the fish ponds will thaw  so my cubed ice gold fish
can now move

will find out today if my plants survived the freeze
think my artichoke bit the dust as the wind blew off
my row cover and left it exposed to the 15 degree temperatures

have a lot of frozen eggs available

more on walking
the hippocampus of the brain is the area where short term memory
activity occurs

in a study done on inactive persons aged 60-80 who
were  otherwise in good health researchers had them do 40
minutes of aerobic activity 3 days a week for a year

the control group were similar persons who only did stretching
exercises and toning exercises

they then had regular mris of the brain and memory tests at the
start of the study, in 6 months, and in 1 year

in the group that did the aerobic exercise the hippocampus grew
which correlated with the improvement on the memory  tests

in the group that did not do aerobic exercise the hippocampus
actually shrank

the hippocampus is the area affected by azhehiemers

so exercise may be able to improve memory and may be an
important part in the prevention or the delay of  memory loss

add this to the list of reasons to walk (for all ages)

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a creative person who does necklaces and bracelets

go to her website  www.kylaskreations.com

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Thanks Doc! I appreciate ya bunches! Buckle down for the next cold snap to hit this week! YUK! :-)

  2. kjb
    you deserve success
    am ready for spring

  3. Mark and I try to walk Daily. Its good for alot of things! Sometimes I have to pull him out the door to go though. So I always tell him what you say about walking and it is easier to get him going. Thanks!