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
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

Friday, August 29, 2014

caregiving 101

you just got the word or maybe it has already happened
this new role called
sorry to tell you but it is probably going to suck big time
its not going to get better
it only gets worse
thats the reality of being a caregiver

so how do you make the best of it
its called preparation

the number one source of information about alzheimers disease and about
caregiving is
which is the alzheimers associations website

now go there
click on the alzheimers and dementia label
go read about dementia and pick out your loved ones diagnosis
alzheimers disease and read about it

there is a section called
the caregiver stress check

click on it and answer the questions and follow through as it gives you
just do it please

there is a section called
the alzheimers navigator
click here to get an action plan to meet your specific needs
then click get started to answer questions
it only takes a few minutes

you will be glad that you did this
please oh please follow their suggestions

do this even especially even if the diagnosis is new and early
the earlier you start the better things are for you

then there is a section called
we can help
which by the way they can
click here to access that area

dont please dont do this by yourself
your family and friends and neighbors want to help and support you
it will take a village to do this

take this purple challenge
no it doesnt involve an ice bucket or anything like that

go to
type in your zip code and select the nearest walk to end alzheimers
donate or join a team or form you own
the cost to walk is zero nada $0
get involved
take the purple challenge

my purple challenge involves you
consider donating or joining my
organicgreendoctor team that will walk in the
williamson county walk to end alzheimers in georgetown tx september 27th
just click here or my teams name
or do your own team

our team has a online silent auction that will continue until september 21st
click on the link below to view and make a bid


other items will be added soon

accept the challenge
these people did

the organicgreen doctor

No comments:

Post a Comment