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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, September 15, 2017

alzheimers news-county with the most deaths in your state

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most of the readers of my blog live in arkansas texas
lousiana oklahoma calfornia colorado
although most all of the states have someone that reads this blog

we in the alzheimers world
know that the deaths from alzheimers are increasing
real fast each year
the numbers have now gone from the 6th leading cause of
death in the united states to
the 4th leading cause of death

the disease is being more recognized and not as stigmatized
sort of like cancer was years ago
more death certificates are having the diagnosis added
more folks are getting older

its easier to diagnose folks now a days than in the past
with the scans and spinal fluid tests and memory tests available

even with all these
the numbers still are climbing

so here are the counties in each of the above states
with the most deaths from alzheimers disease
ill let you look at your own state and wonder
why that county has the highest death rate from alzheimers disease

arkansas   polk county   118.7 per 100000

california   amador county   78.93 per 100000

colorado   otero county   97.36   per 100000

louisiana   madison parish   118.21 per 100000

oklahoma   pittsburgh country   53.8 per 100000

texas  young county   136.24 per 100000

the state with the highest death rate from alzheimers
south dakota   walworth county   272.18 per 100000

the state with the lowest death rate from alzheimers
hawaii   honolulu county   24.6 per 100000

here is a link to look up any state to see what county
has the highest death rate from alzheimers disease

my thoughts on the high and low numbers
difference in race make up of the state
health care
state reporting accuracy
isolated populations
a younger population

i guess the impression i want to leave
is that the numbers are climbing
will continue to climb
unless we come up with a way to treat the disease
a way to slow the disease down

you can help you know

Alzheimer's Texas Logo

the williamson county alzheimers texas walk is at the san gabriel
park in georgetown texas on saturday september 23rd
my wife she and i will be there for the walk

here is the link to the walk
here is the link to my team organicgreendoctor

please donate and or walk with us that day

we will also be doing the walk to end alzheimers in santa barbara
on saturday october 28th at the fess parker doubletree resort
here is the link to the walk
here is the link to my team organicgreendoctor.com

we need your support
to find a cure

the organicgreen doctor

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