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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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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, December 18, 2015

alzheimers news-good and bad

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first the bad news
lets just get it out of the way first

the number of cases of alzheimers disease just increased by
10% last year
if the rate continues like that
then our health care system is in trouble
it be expensive to take care of an alzheimers patient over
the years of their disease
i think of the medical issues my mom and my younger brother
had as they coursed along on that awful downward course
it was an expensive journey

now the rest is just good news
congress it looks like will give alzheimers research
a 50% boost in funding
that is a long time coming
if we had done that years ago
we might have a treatment available today

we i mean congress waits until things start getting
bad before they pour money on things
sometimes not before its too late

lets hope the new research money will jump start
some needed research

there is a lot of promising research studies
by that i mean treatment studies
ongoing now or about to start up

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im hoping to get into a new treatment study at
utsw alzheimers research study in early 2016
using biogens new alzheimers vaccine
its given as an infusion to bind the bad stuff
beta amyloid in the brain
hopefully to slow down the disease process
it if works it could be available in 3-5 years

there are several other of these vaccines available
via research that being studied as we speak
the results will be out over the next 5 years
if they work the public will have access to these treatments

there are a lot of ongoing animal studies

if they work then they will be done in humans
the new research money from the federal government
should speed this process up a lot

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microglia are the scavengers that come in and clean up
damaged cells and debris in the brain
they also fix things up
there are lots of microglial studies in animals that
appear to be promising

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muse labs

i am on a protocol from ucla called the mend protocol
just google mend protocol to learn more
a new software package will be out soon
where you can enter all your information and data
a regimen will be outlined for you
your sleep history your cholesterol your blood pressure
your bmi your b12 level your vitamin d level your other
medical history your physical activity your genetic profile
your family history etc etc
using the ucla protocol from dr dredesen a recommendation
is done for you

now i didnt use a software package
i used his article
worked my way through his protocol
set myself up a regimen that i have been following
for over a year now

dont just jump on this protocol
i cross checked every supplements with my health history
and my present medication to make sure there
were no contraindications to taking the supplements
i also discussed them with my primary care doctor
and my neurologist
you should do the same thing before trying it
a relative of mine had several contraindications to taking
several of the recommended supplements

for me
something is working
i am definitely better based on objective memory testing
based on what i notice personally

my memory seems to close to where i should be
based on my age
you know as you get older
its normal to have some things you notice
that arent abnormal

so i think in re to alzheimers disease
that this next year the good may far outweigh the bad

the organicgreen doctor

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