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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, September 23, 2016

alzheimers news-lets do it


Alzheimer's Texas

as i sat in the committe meeting for the Alzheimers Texas walk
which is at san garbriel park this saturday
they said
as the captain of a team
you can determine what percentage of the teams donation
goes to each category

i thought to myself
mainly thinking of myself and my family
i want 100% of my teams donations to go to
that would mean that the funds our team raised
would go to one of the universities in texas
that does alzheimers research
the biggest one is where i go in dallas
the alzheimers center at university of texas southwestern

easy choice i thought

then as i went through the next several months
looking at the caregiving and educational classes that
Alzheimers Texas does in central texas
looking at the caregiving and educational seminars
that they sponsored
some i was a presenter for
i manned the Alzheimers Texas table
folks could come by and ask me questions
that they did
lots of lots of questions
they just needed answers

i thought to myself
they really need education
where to get help was a common question

thats when i changed my mind
on where the funds would go

i decided that i would allow the funds our team raised
to go back into the pot
to be used as most of the funds will be used
mainly research and education

for those about to deal with this disease for the first time
for those in the middle of dealing with this disease
for those whose loved one is now not with us
i realized that
the educational part of Alzheimers Texas
is much more important

as many of you know who have read this blog
this is why i am an avid supporter for these
alzheimers walks especial the Alzheimers Texas walks here in
central texas

my mother and younger brother died with the disease
my father probably had it when he died
my older brother may have it now
i have the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment amnestic type
i may have it also
i take aricept (donepezil) and am in alzheimers research studies

i saw us dealing with all this
without knowledge and help to understand what was happening
to us and our family

these funds help to do that
we here in central texas are lucky
to have such a well established Alzheimers Texas group
this is their silver anniversary
the 25th one
to provide all the educational services to help us understand whats
happening to us

is the big day for our walk team
to raise as much as we can to fund all this
thats the only way it gets done

no federal or state grants or monies are used
no national office to send down funds
its all of us locally helping this area

lets put the boot to alzheimers

we will walk tomorrow
the williamson county Alzheimers Texas walk at san gabriel park
in georgetown texas
registration starts 830am
preceremony at 930am
walk starts at 1000am

come join us
if you cant you can donate below to
donate and or join my team organicgreendoctor

we cant do it alone

thanks again for all of you that will participate
by your presence tomorrow
and or
by your financial and emotional support

the organicgreen doctor

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