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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

Friday, October 24, 2014

are things better


almost 4 years ago i took a neuropsychological examination
at the alzheimers center at ut southwestern in dallas

there was a portion of the test where i had to identify pictures
for some reason there were several pictures that i knew what
they were but i couldnt remember their names
sphinx hammock pretzel pelican eg
this is one of the items that gave me a low score on the initial
now since ive taken this test 8 times in the last 4 years
i have learned the test
so that i get all those pictures correctly
in fact on the last test a few weeks ago i was 100% correct

was it because i learned the test or i am improving

my guess i learned the test i know thats the major part of the
but i do think my memory is stable

there are lots of other parts of the test that you cant learn
as the answers are randomly changed each time
i still have short term memory problems but they dont seem
to have gotten worse

i was recently able to review my scores over the last few years
you can see the numbers improve from test to test then
they leveled off
still off slightly like a level where the bubble is
not quite in the lines

this week i got my official letter from the study
saying that my short term memory tests had improved
but i realize part of that was from learning the test

its been three weeks since i have been on the new
16 vitamin and supplement regimen that was discussed
in this article on
reversal of cognitive decline from the ucla department of neurology

(warning dont start this regimen without discussing it with your

i am following the regimen but cannot tolerate the ashwaganda
and the melatonin
my sleep has improved slightly though even though i am not
taking these two supplements that would have helped my sleep

i notice a degree of alertness and pep that are due to something
in the vitamin and supplements i take
plus since my b12 and vitamin d was low that should be
eventually returning to normal

now i plan to continue this regimen until its disproved to not
be effective

a longer study i think is planned at ucla which will be expensive
and lengthy
the results will probably be years from now
these people need to be followed long term really to know how well
this works and even if it works to stop the disease

my guess its that it slows down the process but doesnt stop it

then studies will need to be done on folks years before symptoms
start to see if can actually prevent alzheimers disease
thats 20 years of taking stuff and changing your life style
before you know if it did any good or not

the studies that need to be done will be expensive
the only way they can get funded is by you
the national institutes of health (nih)
the alzheimers association
all the things are generic and cannt be patented by some company
so they can make millions
its all at your grocery store and drug store and up to your willpower

you can help you know by donating and or walking at a
walk to end alzheimers near you
click here to find a location 

the two walk to end alzheimers i will be walking in next month

bell county walk to end alzheimers at the pepper creek trails
in temple texas starting at 1000am on saturday november 1, 2014
team name   organicgreendoctor

little rock walk to end alzheimers at the clinton library
in little rock starting at 930am on saturday november 8, 2014
team name   #joe nash
in honor of my younger brother and mother and father

so help us find out if this new regimen will work for all of us

the organicgreen doctor

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