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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, March 11, 2016

alzheimers news-research cures

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this morning i opened an email from nih
that was on two new treatment studies for alzheimers
the two also were for mild cognitive impairment patients
thats my category

one was using leukene a drug given to certain cancer patients
to stimulate white cell production in the body
they are looking at this as a way to maybe fight alzheimers
it was noticed in the past that rheumatoid folks dont seem to
get alzheimers disease
maybe cause they produce a lot of stuff like this leukene

the other was another study looking at another new drug in
the antibody class
i call them alzheimers vaccines that attach to the bad beta amyloid
thats believed to be the cause of alzheimers
its removed from the brain
if it works the patient gets better and the disease progression is
stopped or slowed down a lot

Alzheimer's Texas

now i am waiting to get into a new study that will start up soon
here in texas
my participation will be at the alzheimers center ut southwestern dallas
the study will be on a new alzheimers vaccine called aducanamab
it will be given as a monthly infusion for several months
my group would be the early mild cognitive group
i also will have an amyvid pet scan
if its positive for beta amyloid in the brain
the hallmark of alzheimers disease
then i will be accepted in the study
if my memory is bad enough
problem is that its gotten better over the last 5 years

good thing is i might get accepted in the study
the bad thing is
if i get accepted that means that i probably do have alzheimers disease
i guess thats good since i will know more definitively thats whats going on

remember that final diagnosis that is 100% accurate as of today can only
be made at brain autopsy
yes ive donated my brain to the center

so this weekend on saturday morning

at the GPS: A road map for caring for aging family members

i will be doing a talk about all this titled
9:00 - 10:00          Dr. Dewayne Nash (Retired physician & research participant) - “Alzheimer’s Research - A Physician’s Personal Connection”

here is the link for registering 

i will talk about my journey the last 5 years including my involvement
with the research as a research participant
what thats like
why i do it
i will review several of the new treatment studies that are going on now
or about to start
that have promise for providing a true treatment to slow down
if we are lucky to prevent this disease

join us with your presence
if not
please be there in spirit
we are close oh so close

the organicgreen doctor

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