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 20, 2013

this is exciting news


its not often that you get to write about exciting or good news
about alzheimers disease
its such a sad disease
you get it and really cant do that much really to stop it
maybe slow it down some

as many of you know my mother had alzheimers disease
my father died of a heart attack but probably had moderate alzheimers disease
my younger brother died a month ago with this terrible disease
i probably have early early alzheimers

the future will prove whether i have it or not
i personally am proceeding along the lines that i have it
(i take my aricept (donepezil)
so i can be prepared as much as you can for when that day comes
do whatever i can to slow it down
looking for any research where there is treatment that might work
early on like in cases like mine

i carry the apoe4 gene the double version
which increases my chances 15 times that i will get or have
alzheimers disease

yesterday an announcement was made  and is well described in this
article from the associated press which if you have a loved one with
early symptoms like i have you  should read it
this one with interviews with dr hilfilker and dr halperin about all this
one a physician the other a dentist
both whom i occasionally interact with online some
dr hilfilkers blog watching the lights go out is one i follow
and is on the right side of this blog in my favorite blog list

yesterday i gave a presentation about my story with possibly having
alzheimers disease to a small group
and much of what i talked about was in these articles

the federal government instead of a war on syria
has declared a war on alzheimers disease

the federal government was suppose to be funneling 100 million dollars
to fund alzheimers research
thanks to budget cuts that was not funded
the director of the national institutes of health has scrounged up
several millions of dollars to fund alzheimers research

one study will look at 650 people who carry the double gene apoe4
which means me
they will be given one of the new drugs yet to be determined to those
of us with the apoe4 gene hoping that it will slow down or prevent
the disease

i think this is the study that ive been waiting for
just please dont put me in the placebo group
most of the previous upcoming treatment studies i dont qualify for
since im so early
eg dr hilfiker is in an alzheimers treatment study using one of the new
alzheimers vaccines but  he is a little more advanced than i am

so folks this is my chance to maybe do something for myself that
might slow down the disease in myself

i plan on being the first to sign up

thank you
to the federal government for supporting this war

next wednesday september september 25th i will be doing a presentation
on my story with possible alzheimers disease
at the sun city cowan amenity center andice room
1433 cool spring way
georgetown texas
rsvp deanna at tiffinhouselcd@gmail.com
there are a few seats left

next saturday september 28th
the williamson county walk to end alzheimers
at san gabriel park
georgetown texas
sign in at 800am walk at 900am
sign up on line or the day of the walk
the walk is free but a donation is appreciated
click here to donate or join my team organicgreendoctor

my younger brothers team #joe nash was scheduled to walk in
the el dorado ark walk to end alzheimers on november 2nd
that walk has been canceled and his team information
will be posted later at a different walk location
ill keep you informed

please take a moment
support us this year
the alzheimers association is the 3rd largest supporter of research
in the world behind china and the national institutes of health
and almost all their funding comes from donations
most comes from these walks to end alzheimers

thank you
the organicgreen doctor

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