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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
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solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Friday, April 7, 2017

alzheimers news-it is what it is

Image result for organicgreendoctor my brother joe
my thoughts today are about him
thats my younger brother
unfairly stricken with alzheimers disease in his early 50s
he left us in the final stages of this awful disease
in his early 60s
he would have been 65 tomorrow

it all feels unfair

i am sorry almost feel guilty at times
that he is not around right now
to maybe be able to participate in the same journey
that i am able to be on
i was lucky that mine was discovered so early
now i am able to seek potentially new treatments
he didnt get that chance

maybe just maybe
his kids and my kids and our grand kids will be helped
by the new research on treatments and a cure
for this disease that took him away so young

my thoughts are with him and his family

my advise to those worried about getting alzheimers disease

take care of your health

if you have concerns for memory issues
get evaluated
remember there are things that cause memory issues that
are treatable
low b12   low thyroid   depression   sleep issues   medication side effects
others like uncontrolled blood pressure cholesterol diabetes etc

consider volunteering for an alzheimers study
find one at
the two biggest obstacles to alzheimers research are
study volunteers
there are a lot of promising new treatments in the works
that need study subjects for the research

in texas
where i go at the alzheimers research center
you can sign up for yearly evaluations to include
neuro exam labs memory testing and possibly mri
at no costs
they see folks with or without memory issues
here is the link
alzheimers disease center ut southwestern

thats a video on that page about my story

this is how i got into the studies
how i got my diagnosis
i was volunteering to be monitored yearly thinking i was normal
but failed the memory tests
this eventually has lead to my being involved today
in the aducanumab study
using monthly infusions of aducanumab which has promise
in slowing down the disease

get involved
dont ignore symptoms
take care of your health
keep yourself educated about the disease

below is a link
to the 4th annual temple alzheimers symposium
at the
mayborn convention center in temple texas
april 28 2017
there will be four speakers
one will be me
i think i am the first one
i will talk on clinical studies and about the study i am in
i will answer questions afterwards

the symposium is free
lunch is provided
follow the link to register

the organicgreen doctor

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