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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

Friday, December 14, 2012

answers to your questions


i know a lot about alzheimers disease
since i may have it only time will tell
since im a physician who has treated alzheimers patients
since my mother and possibly my father had alzheimers disease
and since my younger brother has it now
and since im a study subject in the alzheimers disease neuroimaging
and since ive given talks on alzheimers disease to medical groups
and nonmedical groups
i dont know it all

im always getting questions about alzheimers
and i do know a lot about this terrible disease
more i guess than most people do
these questions come to me from friends and people i meet
via conversations
via facebook
via email
via this blog
via alzheimers discussion groups

i freely answer them all and research the things i dont know

last week i came across this series of 3 articles from the ny times
where people could write in and ask questions from a national
expert on alzheimers disease
(no not me)
these 100 questions and his answers were published in this three part
series on alzheimers

examples are why cant i remember things about a person except for
their name
answers to questions are always on the tip of my tongue
should we tell the person with the disease they have it
what are the early signs of the disease
what workup needs to be done
what treatments are available
should i be tested
are there genetic tests available
and 92 more questions

the expert is dr p murali doraiswamy a psychiatry professor at duke
university who wrote the popular the alzheimers action plan

if you have this disease or think you do or if a family member friend
coworker or neighbor has or might have it
you should read these three articles from the ny times

these are the questions and the answers that we all have
about dealing with this disease

article one

article two

article three

hopefully he will publish these in a book as all the things we
want to know are in there

so if you are affected by this disease
if you havent yet you will
you should read these articles

the organicgreen doctor

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