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
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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

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

the caretaker, post talk, interview

in this blog im always writing about the caretaker and
how important it is to remember the caretaker as they
get lost in the discussion of alzheimers disease sometimes

this article at this link is about the caretaker roll that carol ann
from the boggy creek farms took recently as she cared for
her 17+ year old chicken
she is such a witty writer

we have a 10+ old chicken called ms roundrock that we
are providing the caretaking for her
we like carol ann watch out for ms round rock as she is blind,
has grey feathers, probably had a stroke and flops down from
her roosting perch to eat

she has been moved from the head of the hens to the lowest
member of the group

thought of her when i read this article
caretaker role is rewarding sometimes

whew thats over with
gave a talk on telling my story (much of what is in this blog)
and about what is happening in alzheimers
the 40+ family physicians seemed interested and attentive
much better than at most presentations

(if you are a teacher and youve been to presentations to a
teachers group then you know what i mean)

they asked a lot of good questions after the talk
remember everyone is worried about getting the big a
these docs are interested because as i told them the big a
will become a primary care disease in the future as the
numbers will be too large for specialists to care for

these were the points of the talk
put a face on the disease-me and others eg pat summitt my buddy
early diagnosis and treatment is important
dont forget the caretaker
it will be a primary care disease
how to work the patients symptoms up and what treatments
and preventative things are available now
whats happening in research now

hopefully the talk was helpful and hopeful it will end up
helping some patient to get an early diagnosis and
be able to get early treatment

todays the day
get interviewed by the newspaper today
about this blog and the advocacy for alzheimers
more about it tomorrow
will post a link when its published

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Way to go Dr Nash. You are making a difference one talk at a time. Cant wait to read the article.