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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
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Friday, June 17, 2016

alzheimers news-time capsule


in the theory of alzheimers
its is thought that it is caused by the accumulation of
beta amyloid protein in the brain

something happens what we dont know
but the brains production of this stuff goes awry
its either overproduced or some control mechanisms breaks
or a beta amyloid protein is made that doesnt work right

whatever the cause
the brain accumulates this beta amyloid
it leads to brain cell destruction
plaque formation
the eventual accumulation of tau proteins destruction
which leads to tangles and inflammation and
total brain cell destruction

so the theory goes
stop this wrong beta amyloid production
you stop alzheimers
so the theory goes

now this theory is being tested across the world
including here in texas
using infusions of antibodies called immunoglobulins
that attack this bad beta amyloid
removes it from the brain

its the big hope
maybe the only hope thats out there
for slowing down or maybe curing this disease

its here now
the studies five year ones are ongoing now
we should know by 2020
if this works
it will be the treatment for thousands
who have the disease
who are destined to get the disease

you can go to clinicaltrials.gov to find the locations of the studies
near you

many of you who read this blog qualify for these promising studies
you or your family could be cured
at least have you disease slowed down enough that you or they
will die from something else

a cure
i sure hope so

now in switzerland
there are mice who are programmed to get alzheimers disease
they have the human gene for alzheimers embedded in their dna
they all get alzheimers
i always wonder what a alzheimers rat would be like
im sure they are easy prey for cats

just like in humans with alzheimers
they accumulate bad beta amyloid in the brain
get plaques etc etc
thus they all get the disease

researchers there have designed a capsule
thats embedded under the skin
it slowly releases antibodies against beta amyloid
the stuff is removed
the rats dont get alzheimers

just like the infusions do

seems like a good solution to me for our problem

im ready when they are
to get that time capsule inserted under my skin
lets speed this up
i and others dont have much time left

Alzheimer's Texas
you can you know help with this
donate and or walk with us at one of our local
alzheimers texas walks

here is the one my team is walking in

donate click on donate
join our team
in this fight to find a treatment or cure
click on register

100% of our donations stay in texas
for education and research

help us put a boot on alzheimers

the organicgreen doctor

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