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, August 30, 2013



mary ann roser wrote an excellent article last sunday in 
the austin american statesman on alzheimers disease that has
struck a family when they are young

there is a video in the article that you can watch
but the written article requires digital access
(that sucks since the article is such a good one)

she is the one who wrote the article about me 2 years ago
that was published in the same paper
if you look at the top of this blog you will see newspaper article
on my story
click on it to read the article

in her latest article she tells the sad story about this family who
some of them
have inherited one of the dominate genes such that if you get the
gene you get the disease that dreadful alzheimers disease

in their case they get it so young
and they die from it so young
she has two sisters with the disease now

in the article the person who is in her late 30s who now has
the disease has to have her sister as her caretaker
one of the sisters with the disease has a 20 year old daughter
who may or may not have the disease
she hasnt been tested
at this point why do it

if she has the gene then the disease is actually starting up
in her now and she will be where her mom is in 15 years

when my younger brother was diagnosed everyone said
he is so young
and he was so young
he died recently with it
so young

this young lady this 20 year old if it was 2023 might be
able to get on medicine or injections so that 15 years later
she would not have the disease

we are headed to that point but we are at the early part of
that journey so help is not available yet

my brother missed that journey and i may be too late to
jump on for a ride when it gets here

hopefully it will be there for her

in columbia there are families with this dominant gene for
several members with the gene will be started on one of
the alzheimers vaccines and will followed for 5 years to see
if it slows or stops the disease
several studies using these vaccines are being done here in the us
i  am hoping to qualify for one of those studies

please support us in the fight
donate and or join a walk to end alzheimers in your area
at www.alz.org/walk


my team at the organicgreendoctor team at the williamson county walk 
on september 28th 2013

the organicgreen doctor

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