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

Saturday, September 20, 2014

tests and links

for those who were at the caregiver conference today
in austin called
striking a balance 2014-13th annual caregivers conference

i write on alzheimers disease every friday
along the way i try to let you know what im thinking and feeling
about all this
i also write on other topics the other days

i dont use punctuation or capitalizations
thats just my thing

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with alzheimers
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here are some important links and references i referred to in my presentation

here are the in office mental status tests that may be done

mini-cog-click here for link
mmse-mini mental state exam-click here for link
moca-montreal cognitive assessment-click here for link

here is the link to the 5 online memory tests for alzheimers and dementia
alzheimers reading room

here is the link to the 21 question alzheimers questionnaire
to assess a loved ones status
fill it out score it and take with you to their appointment

here are some recommended links


a pdf file can be viewed on best clinical best practices for treatment
of alzheimers patients
these are the guidelines for evaluation and treatment recommended
to doctors and other providers
look at it and see if your loved one has had the recommended
evaluations and treatments that are the new starndard of care
for alzheimers patients

alzheimers disease center universty of texas southwestern
a great location for information on joining clinical trials and
having a loved one evaluated
this is where i go for my research studies and to see my neurologist

the organicgreen doctor

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