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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 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

Friday, November 11, 2011

follow up, veterans day

that dang neuropsych exam got me again
its the same one that got me last year
in fact i sat in the same room where i had my neuropsych exam
done last year at about this same time
i can remember sitting in that same room looking at the window
when i couldnt remember those words she asked me to repeat
back to her
thats when i knew i had a problem

so i dont like to take those exams as i know whats coming and
i know that i wont do well on them
i didnt
the problem is still there but doesnt appear to me to have worsen
much over the last year
of course ive taken one of these every 2-3 months over the last year
now i get to go 6 months without doing one

although most people cant believe i have a problem
when i do the moca test that is administered now in some doctors
offices as a screening test i have a problem with memory that shows
up on that screening test
it definitely shows up on that dang neuropsych exam

they also drew 9 or 10 large vials of blood from me also
told them why dont they just draw it into a blood donor bag
as it would be easier
guess ill have to take extra iron this week to replace that  blood

then i had that jet engine sounding mri yesterday
dang its noisy and i had ear plugs on and ear covers on
would hate to be in their without those on

next follow up in 6 months for annual visit

the future is looking better for alzheimers disease as a lot of
research is going on
the prediction is that in the next 10 years they will be treating patients
with medicine to prevent alzheimers disease
meds will be given to hi risk patients before they show symptoms
exciting times in alzheimers research

glad im around for the ride

today is 11-11-11
veterans day
thanks to those who are serving and who served in the military

now lets take good care of those who served
a large group are coming back from the middle east wars and
will be entering schools and the job force
lets take care of them properly
many of their kids have not seen their mom or dads much over
the last few years because of the multiple deployments
many of them have mental health issues that need proper medical
treatment to help them enter back into the private world
the unemployment rate is higher in this group of vets than in the
general population
lets give them the extra help they deserve
weve done it in past wars
these guys and gals sacrificed a lot for us
lets take care of them

they will be our leaders and
have a lot to offer society
lets do whats right
come on congress take care of them
make your cuts somewhere else

thanks veterans
this is your day

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Hi Dr Nash, love reading your blog. We are old patients of yours and miss you tremendously. My question is this: I love all your gardening advise and I really want to start my own garden next season. I have a son with aspbergers and want to give it a go. However, I know zero about gardening and we do not have tons of land. Any books or websites you recommend on how to start? When to start? Etc. must be easy to understand if that's possible. Any advise would be great.

  2. anonymous
    will post a blog on tuesday 11-15-11 on how to do a 4 ft garden and what to plant in it