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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, July 22, 2016

alzheimers news-they both do good


Alzheimer's Texas

this symbol above is the old central texas chapter of the alzheimers association
who this last year like other large cities chapters withdrew from the
alzheimers association to become totally independent
austin san diego chicago new york etc
all the funds raised use to go to the national association the alzheimers association
which sent some of the funds back to the local level for local use

now as an independent chapter 100% of the funds raised stays locally
eg in the central texas area and can be used for local causes
alzheimers education caregiving classes seminars etc
the percentage of funds use for administrative costs are much much
lower for the alzheimers texas group
a higher percentage goes into research locally in texas now

that why i am supporting the
alzheimers texas
all the funds are kept locally
i personally see what they are doing
i feel better knowing my efforts will lead to local uses

both of these do good
one is local good
the other is national good
the alzheimers association supports research education lobbying on
a national level

i am doing
two of the local alzheimers texas walks
one of the alzheimers association walks in another state

not all states have strong local chapters like the central texas one
its been around for over 25 years

there is i think room for both groups
much like the cancer fund raising groups
think american cancer society and susan komen race for cure

what ive noticed looking at the numbers is that
the amount of money raised now for alzheimers will be increasing this year
because there are two different organizations raising money
for the fight against alzheimers

so in summary
i support the texas alzheimers
i support the alzheimers association

lets put a boot to alzheimers

donate and or join my team organicgreendoctor
for the alzheimers texas williamson county walk on september 24th

to join the team you will need to register first
to only donate just hit the donate button

the organicgreen doctor

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