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

Friday, May 31, 2013

stories you need to read

since this blog started out to be a blog about being a doctor
doing organic gardening and living green and other things i
thought interesting
when i was hit with my life changing diagnosis of mild cognitive
impairment amnestic type thought to be due to alzheimers disease
i decided that i didnt want to just blog about alzheimers disease
as i did not want that to take over my life and be all i wrote about

since im so early in my diagnosis i feel like i have a lot to give to
others in educating them about the disease and easily bring it
up in conversations with people whether they want to know about
it or not
i also wanted to continue my life and this blog as i originally planned
it to be
i compromised and every friday i write on something to do with
alzheimers disease and occasionally on other days if something
comes up like my alzheimers symposium presentation or my involvement
with a walk to end alzheimers events or like an upcoming interview and
possible another video of my story
otherwise its only friday alzheimers day on my blog

today i want you if you have a loved one especially early in the diagnosis
to introduce yourself to these two blogs
and especially if you have a grandchild or child whose parent or grandparent
has the disease and really doesnt understand whats happening
take the time to read these blogs
Max Wallack

i subscribe to the alzheimers reading room which regular does short
articles on alzheimers
this one is about a young boy whose grandmother he loved developed
alzheimers which stimulated his interest in alzheimers research even at
a young age
read this alzheimers reading room blog and im sorry but i cried when i read it
be sure and read the link at the end of the story on-a 16 year old takes on a
disease of the elderly


the other blog i read
is by dr david hilfiker
watching the lights go out
a memoir inside alzheimers disease

he like me is a retired family doctor who dedicated himself to the poor
and was the first to establish a clinic in the washington dc area for aids
victims when they were being shunned by the medical establishment
he is an author and brings that writing skill to this new blog about his
journey with this disease

ive made contact with him and communicate with him occasionally
he also is in a study where he is getting one of the new alzheimers
vaccines that ive written about before

his latest blog is linked below
please take the time to read his blog if you have any interest in alzheimers
disease or if you have a relative or friend or loved one with this disease
especially if they are early diagnosed like we are

he is farther along than i am but is still doing well driving and writing and
speaking about alzheimers
he has a good insight into the disease as its developing because of his
skills as a writer a humanitarian and a philosopher

here is the link to the blog i would like for you to read
read the blog dated tuesday may 28 2013
preparing our hearts

you can also sign up for email notifications as he writes his blogs
in the upper left corner
also take the time to click on the newspaper article written on him in
the washington post

hope  you had good memorial weekend
i dont remember mine
i get my mri this am to ensure nothing is going on from my spinal tap
that needs urgent treatment
otherwise its just the slow recovery that you go through in recovering
from sciatica

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing Max's story! With Max on the case I believe there is hope for a cure :)