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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

Friday, May 26, 2017

alzheimers news-ted talks

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my wife she posted this ted talk on facebook this week
i clicked on it and watched it

the person doing the ted talk
lisa genova

a neuroscientist
the author of the book
still alice
which was made into a movie
julianne moore won an oscar for her part

in this well done easy to understand ted talk
she explains alzheimers disease
how it develops
how we are trying to treat it
how we can prevent it
those of you who attended my talk last week
have heard me talk before
should recognize that all this seems real familiar
its what i talked about
maybe without the great slide presentation she used

the more you understand about alzheimers disease
the easier it is to handle the diagnosis
in a loved one

so watch this
is if you want to understand how alzheimers develops
how you can SLOW it down
maybe PREVENT it

i am a week out from my last infusion in the aducanumab study
the only side effect i have noticed is an extreme fatigue that
seems to hit me in the afternoon and evening
i know i know
i have always fallen asleep on folks
dating back to my early 20s
but this seems different

i am hoping its due to the drugs effect
not some placebo phenomena

i am in the processing of getting a transfer to another facility
in california to finish the study
so that i wont have to make those trips back to dallas each
month for 4.5 years
i am hoping for ucla

i should find out soon

we my wife she and i have made the decision that
this drug has too much potential for me and others
that we will do what it takes to finish the study

i will be doing the
alzheimers texas walk in georgetown texas
on saturday september 23rd
team name is organicgreendoctor

i also will have a team in the
santa barbara walk to end alzheimers 
on saturday october 28th
team name is organicgreendoctor

join us

the organicgreen doctor

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