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

Monday, May 9, 2011

thanks, adni-2, bb

after i blogged about the walk to end alzheimer  in october
and about the team organicgreendoctor.com one of my
former patients sent me a message that her young elementary
son raises plants every year and sells them
he then takes the money and donates the money to
the alzheimers walk
this year he told his mom he wanted the money donated
in my name

a tear came to the eyes
there is hope for the future

you may donate to the walk to end alzheimers
you do not have to join a team
you may donate directly to a team member or to our team or
to the alzhiemers association itself

our team page site is organcgreendoctor.com
or go to http://www.alz.org/texascapital/ then click on walk to
end alzheimers and click on the austin walk

today do two more parts to the entry in the adni-2 study
(alzheimers disease neuroimaging intitiative part two study)
will have a fdg pet scan
this scan uses a radioactive labelled sugar called fdg that is
injected into a vein
after thirty minutes a pet scan in then done of the brain
in alzheimers certain parts of the brain early on lose their
ability to breakdown the glucose
these areas show up as abnormal areas on the pet scan
early on like probably in my case there may be abnormal
areas with very little symptoms

will also have the sucky long neuropsychology test today
the one where they ask questions that you cant answer
dont like that one

because this is a research study will not ever get the official
result of these tests
however with the neuropsych test you know when you take it

the zen master is done now
jackson supposedly coached his last game
he knew how to handle players
he played with their minds
11 championships
thats hard to do
wont be another coach like him
hell be missed

that rondo is one tough guy
played after his arm was crooked
celtics has no chance without him

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Thank you for doing walks like that. I work in our local psychiatric hospital and we see so much alzheimers and dementia. Thanks again!

  2. marlee
    thanks for reading the blog