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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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

dear ms b-thanks for helping the cause


this week as i and other volunteers were helping an
elderly man get the care he needs for his final days
after spending a long time meeting figuring out all
his history and help develop a plan for him
i had mentioned as we were talking about the final days
of my mother and brother with alzheimers

one of the volunteers asked me as i was leaving
about my family that i had talked about

so i told her they died from alzheimers disease
much like this old gentleman was in his final days
so were they
its just their journey was more gradual
and harder to deal with i think

i also told her about my diagnosis
i might have the disease myself
taking medicine aricept (donepezil)
taking lots of supplements
being in a research study on alzheimers disease
awaiting a scan that may give me a final answer to
whether this is the big a or not
ok so i probably told her more than she really wanted to know

sometimes if you can put a face
a healthy looking face on a disease
it makes more of an impression on them
than talking about the disease in someone who is in their last days
you they say look so healthy
i wear this bracelet from
alzheimers texas
folks ask me about it
i tell them about alzheimers my story etc
oh my they always say
sometimes they like her have tears in their eyes
maybe they will join this fight against this disease

last saturday my wife she came home from visiting out of
state with my granddaughter
ms b

she said
oh look at this photo of ms b
she loved that alzheimers texas bracelet
i want to thank you personally
ms b
for the support you are showing to let everyone know
about this disease

wear this bracelet as much as you want
help us find a cure

the organicgreen doctor

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