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, June 6, 2014

strolling time

i am a strong advocate for alzheimers disease
i am a strong advocate for the alzheimers association

each friday when i do my blog my topic that day
is alzheimers disease

we are getting closer every day to finding a cure or a treatment

i just read of a study in austria using a new compound that is in
phase 1 studies
theres phase 1 then phase 2 then if all goes well phase 3
if phase 3 goes well they usually apply for fda approval

in this new study  the compound was given to early alzheimers
they had a decrease by 30% in their disease
not just symptoms but the disease progression itself
this may be significant

now this research on this new compound is probably sponsored
by a large drug company

research on a generic drug gets no big drug  company sponsorship
it has to be privately funded by
you and i
via the national institute of health or the alzheimers association
one is our tax dollars
the other the alzheimers association is via our donations

the alzheimers association besides research funding is the
source of educational information on this disease
for patients doctors caregivers families

their biggest fund raisers are their walks to end alzheimers

you can go to this link
to find a walk in your state
donate and walk as an individual or join a team or form a team

here are the walks i will be involved with this year

my team the organicgreendoctor.com team
walks in the

williamson county walk in georgetown on saturday september 27, 2014

bell county walk in temple on saturday november 1, 2014

Austin Greeting Page
i walk with the austin regional clinic team in the
travis county walk in austin on sunday october 12, 2014

LR Team Award
the little rock walk in little rock arkansas on saturday november 8, 2014

so join us for the walks that day
your donation no matter how small or large is needed

find a walk near you
help us find an answer for this disease

i will be taking a two week break from writing my blog

the organicgreen doctor

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