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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, July 28, 2017

alzheimers news-will these 3 help

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i am always looking and reading for things that may help
to prevent and or to slow down
alzheimers disease

some will probably work
some wont
at least one of these if it dont help
i still want to do it anyway

i ran across this article about research on bad sleep and alzheimers disease
published in the journal brain

basically what they found was that one night of bad sleep
can lead to the increased levels of the bad beta amyloid in the brain
several nights can lead to the elevation of tau protein in the brain

abnormal beta amyloid and tau levels are what many think causes
alzheimers disease

yes they did spinal taps on those folks in the study

basically not getting adequate sleep long term makes you at
an increased risk of getting alzheimers disease

blood pressure meds
this article is about past research showing that controlling blood pressure
with arb inhibitors like losartin and ace inhibitors like lisinopril decreased
the risk of alzheimers disease by 50%

now researchers are looking at a specific arb inhibitor called
losartan to see how well it will work in regards to alzheimers disease
its been around for years
i use to take it but now i take its first cousin
my guess is it probably doesnt matter which one you use for
your blood pressure
the effect will be the same

so i guess unless its contraindicated if you have to take a blood pressure med
and you are concerned for alzheimers disease
consider an arb inhibitor or ace inhibitor

then the last article
the one i like the most
shows that babysitting grandkids may decrease the chances of
developing alzheimers disease

whether it has an effect on you if you are already diagnosed is not known
it might i guess help some

you teach them new things
you read and do memory activities with them
let me tell you this ones true
get a lot more exercise

now granted we would be doing this anyway
watching ms b
but now we have an extra incentive to do it

so i would add all three to my regimen
i am already doing all three

we need financial support to fight this disease
emotional support to deal with it

join us as we walk this year

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

yes we will be in georgetown for the above walk
as we walk with our austin friends and family
do join us
come say goodbye to us

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

join us

the organicgreen doctor

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