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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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i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Monday, October 31, 2016

alzheimers news-talk and walk

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this last week ended with an alzheimers weekend

it started with a talk to a group of about 20 people
i gave them a talk on
alzheimers disease
my story
clinical studies

this is an exciting time for alzheimers research
first the federal government looks like it will
pour in about 1 billion dollars a year into
alzheimers research

it costs $287,000 to care for an alzheimers patient in their
last 5 years
thats a lot of money for just one person
there are 5 million folks with the disease in the us
do the math on how much will be spent on these folks
it will be more than cancer patients and heart patients

a little money spent to help find effective treatments
seems like a good investment

i always tell
my personal story
my familys story with

putting a personal spin on these talks
seems to make the audience more tuned in to what i am

i end my talks with what the new treatment studies are
that are going on
the new game changers in the fight to end alzheimers

they might be here now
just months away from approval

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i end my talk with all the healthy things a person should
be doing to fight this disease

i answer question after question from folks on alzheimers disease
they just want answers
like i say
sometimes sometimes there are no answers
just questions
i hope in my talks i am able to provide some answers
some comfort maybe

this weekend my wife she and i went to an alzheimers walk
in little rock arkansas
to walk with my younger brothers family
as they walk to remember him for his fight with this disease

i must say the opening ceremony
when each family raises one of these flowers in the air
the wind off the arkansas river spinning these flower petals
each petal sometimes with names on them
i know our family has too many petals on our flowers

as the flowers are raised
all spinning for those lost and those affected
lots of tears are shed
a moment of silence where you can hear
hundreds of these flowers
their petals
in rememberence of those lost

i felt chills go down my spine to my feet
tears just rolled down my cheek
i know that we are close to finding

the organicgreen doctor

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