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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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

which would i druther

WHICH WOULD I DRUTHER
thought this weekend about which i would druther have
huntingtons disease or alzheimers disease
that one to me is easy

this weekend i was able to witness first hand what its like in the
last stages of both diseases
both of these are diseases that are bad
they are similar
in that they are progressive fatal neurological diseases for which
there is no cure
the disease just keeps marching on no matter what is done
the patient suffers and the family and friends suffer with both
the caretaker gets stuck finally with all the decisions that need to
be made
some of those can be overwhelming
hopefully they are made a long time before the final stages are here
the caretaker ends up providing most of the the care and experiences
the suffering that occurs

one the body goes but the brain is left in tact
the other the brain goes but the body is left in tact

both diseases are sad ones
i know which i would not want to have and its not the one that
i may have now

and you

the organicgreen doctor

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