welcome to the organic green doctor blog

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, November 18, 2016

alzheimers news-you can help find a cure

when i started writing this blog on my story
i wanted to write about what i am thinking and feeling
about my situation
here is one of those times

several weeks ago i got a phone call from
the director of the alzheimers center at
ut southwestern medical school in dallas
she said
the national institute of health magazine called
nih medlineplus magazine
is doing an article on clinical trials for different diseases
wants to do a paragraph on participants in the
different disease clinical trials
like hiv asthma sickle cell alzheimers etc

they wanted us to recommend someone to feature
who is in clinical trials for alzheimers disease

she said she instantly thought of well

so i was put in contact with the folks at the magazine
i had to dig up an old photo
the one above
to be featured in the magazines section
clinical trials participants

then they wrote a small paragraph on me and the other
folks featured in this section

so here is the link to the section
clinical trials participants
scan down to the third one

now ive seen this one several times
but for some reason
when i looked at my picture and read the paragraph today
a short and simple one that captures the essence
of my involvement
i got almost overwhelmed
its like this sudden wave of realization overcame me

its the same i got the next morning after i was diagnosed
when i wrote my blog that day 
a thank you note to my patients

sometimes i get going so much with all the volunteer stuff
i do
i just dont stop and take it all in
its times like this when it all really sinks in

ok yes i cried several times when i reread this article
thought about where ive been and where i am headed

i guess the reason i agreed to be in the magazine
is that hopefully somewhere in the usa
some person will run across this blog today
maybe run across the nih medlineplus magazine article
on clinical trials
maybe just maybe
they will volunteer to be in a clinical trial on alzheimers
the trial that finally finds a cure a treatment
for this horrible disease

we need your help to find a cure
we need volunteers

go to

type in the disease you are interested in
click on the state you are interested in
up comes all the clinical trials
both recent and future
that need volunteers

do it

thanks to all of you for the support over the last 6 years

the organicgreen doctor

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