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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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Friday, March 1, 2013



this is not about talking to god but its on those who will prey
on the elderly
theres illegal preying and legal preying

in the united states 2.5 billion dollars are stolen from the elderly
each year
half of the perpetrators are family members or caregivers

only 1 in 4 cases are reported
many elderly are too embarrassed to admit theyve been swindled

i didnt know how bad this was or how sickening it was until
it started to happen with my mother as her alzheimers disease
took hold and made it harder for her to make good financial

the biggest preying or fraud with her was the legal charities
who seemed to prey on the elderly once they make a donation
many of them were veteran related or kid related
trying to touch the kind heart of the elderly like my mom

once our family became more involved with her finances
it was discovered that she was giving away a good part
of her monthly income which wasnt very much to these
legal preying shyster charities
many with well known individuals on their boards

when i got involved she was getting regular mails asking
for more donations on a regular monthly basis
she im sure felt good doing it since she was so
kindhearted but they were
preying on her and it was all legal

i simply did a change of address on each one to my address
here in texas
and i started to receive them under her name here at the country n
i made compost out of all those letters
and there were a lot of them
i used the compost to grow organic veggies and felt good about it

i still get them even though my mom has been gone for several
years now

it just made me sick that this was happening to her
it was all legal
and no one in congress seemed to care
guess no lobbying for these folks was going on
since no big donor was involved

this stopping the flow of requests seemed to help
heck they were sucking those parasites sometimes
close to half of her monthly income

no one wants to make them mad the elderly your mom
or your dad or you aunt or your uncle
but sometimes you have to step in to stop it

what would you do if someone was coming in their house
each week and stealing money out of her purse or stealing
her jewelry etc
you would do something
and so would the system

then theres all the scams against the older folks
people getting them to change their wills or power of attorney
or to just give them money or to overpay for services or

then theres the phone calls preying on the elderly
which is another problem
changing her number to unlisted and using caller id helped a lot
she only answered if she knew the caller

dont let people prey on your elderly relatives and friends
watch out for them

the organicgreen doctor


  1. TOGD, In your opinion, can most any paper be used safely in the compost pile? Is there some paper to stay away from?

  2. i dont use magazines or the shiny ad parts of the
    so all i use in my garden in regular newspaper