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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, February 19, 2016

alzheimers news-alzheimers research presentation

Image result for organicgreendoctor.com images alzheimers
three of the reasons i am interested in alzheimers and alzheimers research
is on the above picture
my younger brother
my mother
my father
my older brother named after my father
then add me to that list since i have early mild cognitive impairment amnestic type
the precursor to early alzheimers

one of the activities i do while volunteering for alzheimers organizations
is to do presentations on alzheimers disease
my favorite thing to do is stand up in front of a group and answer questions
that the audience want answers to
since sometimes its hard to get them from their providers or
figure out the stuff on the internet that is true

i feel like since i qualify as a good person to answer questions
since i
-am a family doctor
-have those 4 family members above who had and have the disease
ive seen it up close and personal
its an ugly ugly disease
-have the diagnosis i have that has allowed me to be a patient
experiencing all the work up you can have done
-have experienced all the side effects of the meds like aricept (donepezil)
and other supplements used for memory loss
-am in a large research study called the adni study and am awaiting
inclusion in a new treatment study that shows promise
-have experienced research first hand and keep up with what is going on
with alzheimers care drugs research etc

i feel quite qualified to do the large upcoming talk on march 12th
at this link
'Learn about research into Alzheimer's disease treatments being done here in Texas at this year's GPS Caregiver Workshop on March 12 at Riverbend Church Austin! Our friend Dr. Dewayne Nash will give an informative talk on clinical trial opportunities and new frontiers in our understanding of dementia.'

schedule —
9:00 - 10:00 Dr. Dewayne Nash (Retired physician & research participant) - “Alzheimer’s Research - A Physician’s Personal Connection”
10:00 - 11:30 Jennifer Scott, Keynote (Director, Area Agency on Aging Capital Area) - “Practical Tips for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers”
11:30 - Noon LUNCH
12:00 - 1:00 Pastor Reg Larkin (Counselor and Minister) - “Faith, Celebration and Grief in Caregiving”
1:00 - 2:00 Mary Koffend (Owner, Accountable Aging) - “Three M's of Health Insurance- Medicare, Medicaid and Medigap”
i and the other speakers will be available most of the day for personal questions
the last 15 minutes of each talk will be left for questions

the second speaker at 1000am is one if you are a caregiver or about to be 
you should come listen to as well the 1200 noon speaker

the last speaker on the medical insurance stuff should be good
thank goodness i am a doctor and have worked in front offices so i have been
able to understand this better
i have also helped several elderly folks get through this insurance maize

on thursday february 25th from 10-1pm i will on a round table discussion of 
alzheimers disease at 
stoney brook assisted living and memory center belton texas
lunch is provided
call 1-254-9300-3800 for more information

on tuesday march 29th at 1000-1100am i will be answering questions
from a small group of folks on alzheimers disease
a the cowan center at sun city georgetown 
sponsored by 

come to one of these to learn more about research caregiving
treatments etc

the organicgreen doctor

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