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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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i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Friday, September 29, 2017

alzheimers news-brians song

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each morning i get a news feed that lists approximately
10 articles on alzheimers disease
some are newspaper articles or news articles
some are research articles
some are videos
this morning the one that caught my eye
was an article with a link to two podcasts
on a man named

he has early onset alzheimers disease

i stopped what i was doing
made myself listen to his story
in these podcasts
how he was diagnosed
how he is living with his diagnosis

my suggestion to you if you have memory issues or
have a family memory with memory issues
 that you listen to these podcasts

if you or your loved one ends up having alzheimers disease
there is probably nothing that has happened to you
or will happen to you
that will equal how your life will be devastated

it doesnt ever end well

as i listened to the podcast
i sort of had some flashbacks
to my early neurology visits and my early diagnostic tests
and my early cognitive or memory tests

now listening to his story
i realize he is ahead of me with his diagnosis
but his worries and his thoughts
i have had and am having

a lot of what ive done and what i choose to do
is knowing that what he is experiencing
is in my near future

yes it was surreal to hear him say things that i have thought
that i know is coming down the pike for me

if you and your family are going to be affected or if you
are affected by this disease
you might listen to the podcast

the more you know that can help you be ready the better
you really cant be ready for it when it happens

here is the link to podcast 1 on the diagnosis

here is the link to podcast 2 on living with the disease

yes i teared up listening to all of this
knowing sometime in the future i will be where he is
my family will be dealing with what his family is dealing with
i hope i and we are better prepared when it happens

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