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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, August 26, 2016

alzheimers news-can zika affect memory


Alzheimer's Texas

i sat outside reading my news feed on my phone
damn that skeeter
as i swated it as it landed on my arm
squished it good
thank goodness it had not filled its belly full yet

i read this article 
on zika and memory

now we have all seen what zika can do to the developing
we have seen those pictures of those microencehalic babies
born to those moms who got infected with the zika virus

now researchers looking at models of mice
have found that the zika can infect cells in the brain
that are producing new cells called progender cells
they are used to process new memory and learning
interestingly enough one of the areas
is where alzheimers in the brain starts
in the hippocampus

an infection there could leave a person with long term
memory issues
a person with reduced immunity may be at higher risk

it does make you wonder and think
when that mosquito lands on your arm

the adult infection may cause maybe more long term and subtle symptoms
the fetal infection which is more short term and dramatic

add protection against mosquitoes
to your repertoire of things to do
to prevent alzheimers and memory loss

support us in raising funds in the fight against this
awful disease

we are walking in these two local alzheimers texas walks

lets put a boot to alzheimers

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

donate and or join our team austin regional clinic
for the alzheimers texas travis county walk on october 8th
in austin texas

to join the team you will need to register first
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