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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, March 17, 2017

alzheimers news-dont defund us now

ALZHEIMERS NEWS-DONT DEFUND US NOW
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thats what i would say to our congress
not now
please
we are on the brink of finding a cure and or treatment
dont stop us in our tracks

much of the basic research that leads to discoveries
that can eventually lead to cures or treatments
for alzheimers and other diseases
starts with the nih and federal funding for this basic research
its where it starts
but
it doesnt ever start without money

let me digress a second
when i retired i became involved in two volunteer areas
meals on wheels
alzheimers
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i have been doing meals on wheels now for 6 years
some of the folks i have delivered to those 6 years
without meals on wheels i think some of those folks
would have starved to death
yes
starved to death here in the united states
here in texas
here in central texas

we cant let this happen
defunding meals on wheels

yes over the last few years several of the folks who were
receiving meals on wheels had alzheimers disease
starving them is not a way to treat the disease
it does get them off the pay roll though
is this a new way to do the death panels

dont let them defund meals on wheels
some things the federal and state government should fund
this is one of them

i certainly would prefer my tax money go to the meals for those
older folks than go to some new canon or boat or ship

Alzheimer's Word Cloud
when i was at the alzheimers research center for my last visit
aside here
i should start my infusions next week
when i was there
there was great concern for the loss of research money for the
alzheimers disease center
some of their research is on the brink
between scientific research and medical research and treatment

back when the nih was cut severely in the mid 2000-2005
there was new research that was promising for cancer treatment
when it lost funding it was shelved for 10 years
then
when the funding came back 10 years later
it now is being used to cure i said cure people of leukemias and other
cancers
10 years too late for many

there is so much alzheimers research ongoing now
some could be the answer to ending alzheimers disease
or adequately treating it
it may and probably will be shut down or possibly discarded

there are 5 million folks with alzheimers disease in the us
in a few decades that number will shoot up to 50 million
that
folks
is when our health care system will be totally overwhelmed

we cant afford not to find a treatment or cure for this disease

we are treading on serious ground if all these cuts come through

why dont you call
give your congress person a good talking to

alzheimers disease like elderly hunger
it dont care what your political party is or your race or your religion
right now
its winning big time

its in our hands to do something
the voter

the organicgreen doctor

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