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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
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

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

facts and figures, addresses, madness began

facts and figures for alzheimers
look in the mirror and you will see a person affected by
alzhiemers in some way

it is the 6th leading cause of death in the united states
it is the only one in the top ten that can not be cured,
prevented, or slowed down (sucks doesnt it)

the mortality rates for those top ten diseases have gone
down from 2000-2008 except for alzheimers which has risen
by 66%

there are 15 million caregivers of  patients with alzheimers and
dementia giving 17 billion hours of unpaid care at a cost of
$202 billion
these caregivers suffer a great degree of stress and health issues
themselves because of the prolonged care they have to provide

someone develops the disease every 66 seconds in the us
in 15 years that will increase to every 33 seconds
the cost will double in that period of time

from alzheimers association at www.alz.org

my librarian niece she suggested you try this at home
ask your child to write out their address
the full address including street address, city, state and
zip code

some parents were suprised that their teenage kids couldnt
do this correctly

so clemson and unc-asheville won the first round
now on to the big dance for them
it will probably be their last game of the season
if my brackets are correct

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Check out the NY Times' blogger Nate Silver's bracket an blog. He uses statistical analysis to pick winners. If my college stats class was anything like this I may have been mildly interested!


  2. amy
    like this
    doesnt match my bracket

  3. I hate the facts and figures. Thankful for caregivers and all of those devoted to research for hopefully better understanding and treatment of this disease.