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, September 6, 2013

presentation was good, so was he


this is how we did our presentation of our items for
our silent auction we held last wednesday
you can get an idea of the size and beauty of that
alzheimers memory quilt

thats the organicgreen doctor talking with the folks
from the alzheimers association

this week as i put all the work that went into getting
this silent auction all set up
i thought
why am i really doing all of this
is it really making much of a difference in the long run

ok if you are over 65 or if your family member is over
65 you or they have a 1 in 3 chance of getting alzheimers
that folks is high odds

what can we do about it right now if we get it
not much im afraid
it is maybe worse than cancer
its the kiss of death
if you get it you will die from it

since i probably have alzheimers disease and am on aricept
(donepezil) because of this possibility
since my mother died from alzheimers and my dad probably
had alzheimers
since my younger brother sadly died last month from this
horrible disease
i felt like i need to do something to advance the cause

i participate right now in three large alzheimers research studies
at ut southwestern medical school alzheimers research center

i write this blog although not all about alzheimers i try to write
about it at least every friday
this blog is read by people across the us and several countries

i talk to everyone who will listen to me about alzheimers

i wear if you will an alzheimers chip on my shoulder

i give talks on alzheimers when asked-i have 2 this month

i am on three of the walk to end alzheimers committees  in
this area
i have a team
the organicgreendoctor in the williamson county walk to end alzheimers
where i do most of my fundraising
a team in the bell county walk to end alzheimers
a team with austin regional clinic in the austin wallk to end alzheimers
i support my brothers team
#joe nash for this years first el dorado ark walk to end alzheimers

why is the fundraising important for the alzheimers association
the alzheimers association is the third largest supporter of research
in the world behind china and the us national institute of healths

the only way the alzheimers association gets funding is through
donations and fundraising
most of their funds are received from these walk to end alzheimers

its only through research that the answer to adequately
treating this disease will be found
that funding can only come from you and me
as the government needs to put more monies in towards
finding the answer
thats why i do all this talking and writing about these walks
since its important to me personally but its important
to all of you
now or in the future as it will be affecting 100% of you
in some way

you can go to www.alz.org/walk to find a walk in your area
find your state and click on it
then find the walk near you

its you and i that will help find the answer

click and donate
organcgreendoctor team for the williamson county walk 9/28
#joe  nash team for the el dorado walk 11/2


the other presentation that was good last night
was peyton manning

the organicgreen doctor

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