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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
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Monday, August 31, 2015

all should do this

i know many of you give regularly to the church
you are involved with what it does
you see where the money goes
you see the good it does

now each year i sit down and do an annual budget
including in the budget
is a certain degree of charity that we contribute to

once we decide how much we will give each year
i put it away each month
so that we give it out to our selected charities
as the funds are needed
when their fundraising efforts occur

now like many of you who give to your churches
i give to charities that i believe in
strongly like you do
they are ones that i am personally involved in
i live
see the results of where the money goes

Image result for alzheimer's association
with the alzheimers association i am very active
in what they do
raising donations being on the walk committees
having teams that walk in the walks to end alzheimers
giving talks on alzheimers
so i know my money i donate is going to a good cause

Image result for williamson county meals on wheels
with meals on wheels i also see the good they do
those folks i deliver to are poor and would probably
go without food if we didnt deliver the food to them
another good charity that my donations and time is
well spent
i know its being used for what it was intended

Image result for williamson county habitat for humanity
i volunteer for the williamson county habitat for humanity
helping do the builds of the houses
doing the landscape design and the landscape
being part of the group of volunteers that they lean on
to get all this done

i see the good the houses do for folks
i know my money is being used for a good cause
i see the smiles and the tears from the new owners

Image result for charity navigator
so i dont need to know more about my charities i give to
since i live them
i went to this website
charity navigator
which independently evaluates thousands of charities

4 stars
my three got 4 stars
they used their money for what it was intended

not like many other charities

my mom as her dementia worsened
got really taken advantage of by many low star charities
it seemed many had the word veterans in them
legit charities
unscrupulous in how they raised and used money

look at your charities
see how they rank
if its bad
then find a new one
that uses the money for what it was intended

just like church giving
give to your favorite charity
just make sure they do what they are suppose to do
with the donations

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