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, November 14, 2014

speaking from experience

if your interest is only about alzheimers disease
then read this blog each friday
this is the day that was chosen to write on
anything alzheimers disease related
leaving the rest of the week to write on other topics
not related to alzheimers disease

i wanted this blog to be about alzheimers disease
but not all about it

i write on gardening political stuff things in the news
sports green living volunteering and other things that
catches my eye while reading listening or observing
oh yes occasionally duct tape stories

so here are the 4 blogs that i follow related to alzheimers disease

of course the organicgreendoctor.com blog

it follows me as i travel along this journey
its slow right now but im hoping it doesnt pick up
anytime soon
it also follows new research thats going on
as i keep uptodate on it
also it follows my research studies as i progress through
eg my recent mri scan which i didnt pass gas in was normal
and has not changed in the last 4 years

i of course i am always looking at the treatment side of
things as i want to jump in on something if it seems
eg the reversal of cognitive decline article from ucla
that was written about here a couple of weeks ago
so i try to stay on top of things
let you know what im thinking and feeling

if i had to pick one blog on alzheimers disease to
follow it would be the
alzheimers reading room
by bob demarco

he is a researcher who took care of his mom who had
alzheimers disease all the way through the journey
he has written a lot about that journey
helpful things always
he writes a lot about care giving
if something happens in the alzheimers world he has
it posted and comments on it

make this one your must read alzheimers blog

another blog i read that is heart wrenching at times

i do struggle to read this one sometimes
as this wife
a young wife struggles dealing with working caring for
her early onset 50 yr old husband her kids and all the stresses
she encounters as his disease marches on
not quite sure how she does it
her stress levels at time just oozes from the written words

i was reading
watching the lights go out

its about a retired doctor writer who developed memory
issues and was told he probably had alzheimers
i have followed him for about two years

during that time he has stabilized maybe improved
further testing reveals he may not have the disease
after all

as of now he has suspended his blog
sometimes things do happen in a good way

i would hope that this good ending could be
the epitaph for this blog

the organicgreen doctor

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