welcome to the organic green doctor blog

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

Friday, May 2, 2014

women hit hardest

this always seems to be true about women
they always seem to get the short end of the stick on
so many things

now it seems alzheimers disease is one of those things
added to the list

watch this video maybe twice
thats what i had to do to see all the information

click here to watch the video

we hear a lot about women and breast cancer
thanks to education about breast cancer awareness
with self breast exam and annual breast exams by their doctors
and routine mammograms
and the treatments for breast cancer
the survival rate and quality of life for breast cancer in women
have improved

that we know alzheimers disease is hitting women harder
than breast cancer
we need to pour the same effort into finding a treatment
or a cure to prevent or slow down this disease

take a moment to assess your health women
make sure you are exercising
maintaining a normal body weight
not smoking
not drinking excessive
maybe a little pot occasionally according to some researchers
controlling your blood pressure
controlling your cholesterol
controlling your diabetes
getting an adequate diet
controlling depression or anxiety
staying active mentally and socially
get involved some way in the fight against this disease that
will affect more of your gender than any other disease
calling your congress folks about supporting research
doing a walk to end alzheimers in your area
make a donation to the cause
help a fellow caregiver out some
remember most of them are women

just get involved in some way

the cure and treatment is on the horizon
your help will make the sunrise for everyone happen
a little sooner

the organicgreen doctor


  1. certainly looked that way at the home my father in law was in. Vastly more women than men there - but do you think it might be that women tend to live longer than men, or is that a myth?

    1. women live longer than men is the main reason dementia is greater in women as they age. togd