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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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Friday, November 20, 2015

alzheimers news-la bobera

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there is early onset alzhiemers disease
it less common
its what alice had in the movie still alice

basically if you inherent the gene for alzheimers
you will get the disease
a cruel way to pass down your genes
a lethal one
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a researcher at uc santa barbara has looked closely at the genetics
of a town in colombia
yarumal in the state of antioquia
well known for the wrong reason
for the worlds largest population of folks with alzheimers disease
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5,000 carry the mutation for early onset alzheimers
1/2 of them will be diagnosed with alzheimers at 45
the other half will die before they are 65 with
what they call
la bobera
the foolishness

the researcher drew blood on 102 folks from antioquia and found
72 folks with the mutation gene for alzheimers disease
all 72 destined to die from this awful disease

using genetic analysis and historical data
like a super ancestry.com
the conclusion based on the fact the dna was tracked to
western europe
was that there was a common ancestor to all those folks
in antioquia who had the awful alzheimers gene

a spanish conquistador who had the mutation gene in his dna

an infiltration into their society that has harmed generations and
generations of folks

now this area is an hot bed of research on alzheimers disease
many of the new treatments that are being tested
are tested here
a large population of folks all of who are going to die from

one problem with the study
all those tested who were positive were not told they had the disease
since genetic counseling was not available to the population

whether this was ethical is another discussion

one boy asked to be told if his was positive

the researcher asked
there is no treatment

the boy took his hand shaped it like a gun
cocked back the thumb

well you get the picture

la bobera

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this is alzheimers awareness month
the clinic where i worked did an interview with me
on alzheimers
here is the link to the article they wrote
three facts you should know about alzheimers

the organicgreen doctor

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