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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
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

Monday, May 19, 2014

more questions no answer

this weekend i was on a panel of folks that answered questions
from caregivers and family members about alzheimers
sponsored by the capital area agency on aging

is there treatment for alzheimers disease
but there is no treatment or cure for this disease

is what i add at the end
to give us hope
because i feel like we are getting closer to being able
to answer that question in another way

i look forward to the day when someone can answer that
question by saying

yes there is a treatment or cure for this terrible disease

i would love to be taking a cure pill every day

right now we are just not there yet

as ive written before there are several new treatment studies
using the alzheimers vaccine and the nasal insulin that are
or will be starting up this year

whenever i do these panels or give a talk on alzheimers disease
the audience seems so thirsty for answers to their questions
usually the moderator has to cut off the questions as the
time runs out

ive tried to hang around and answer questions until they
run me off
we were the last to leave there this weekend again

i dont have the answer
but i do have a lot of information i can give them
i think that helps them deal with whats happening
in their lives

here is
the link to the 21 question alzheimers questionnaire
the link to the online 5 best alzheimers self memory tests

the link to the alzheimers research center at ut southwestern dallas
the link to the central texas alzheimers association

dont go it alone
dont put off getting an evaluation done

the organicgreen doctor

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