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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, October 20, 2017

alzheimers news-alzheimers flowers

this is the our team for the alzheimers texas walk we did in
september in georgetown texas.
thanks to those who walked that day

when you go to the walk to end alzheimers there are 5 flowers
to chose from
blue is for those of us with alzheimers

purple if you  have lost someone with alzheimers

yellow if you are supporting or caring for someone with alzheimers

orange if you support the cause and a vision of a world without alzheimers


white is the new one
its the one so far no one gets to carry
its the one i want to carry one day
its for the first alzheimers disease survivor

so you pick the flower that represents where you fit into the
alzheimers picture

i have been able to carry all of the colors as i write about below
just not the white one
then you place them in an area where they are all placed together
in the promise flower garden
they spin in the breeze
there always seems to be a breeze
at the walks i have been to

its like mother nature knows
to send down a breath of breeze to spin those flowers
she knows what it means to everyone
the visual of the spinning flowers
many with loved ones names on them
at least
tear up

so in the opening ceremonies
someone from each flower group
speaks for a few minutes about why they are carrying that color
i get the blue one
since my mci is due to alzheimers disease

here is what i plan to say
good morning
thank you for being here for this walk to end alzheimers and supporting
us in our fight against this disease

i am here representing with this blue flower
those of us who have alzheimers disease

i have mild cognitive impairment due to alzheimers disease
i have been diagnosed for over 6 years
i take the alzheimers drug aricept (donepezil)
i am in a large experimental drug treatment at ucla that has some
promise to be a potential treatment for the disease

i have seen alzheimers disease up close and personal
its a ugly awful disease

on my blue flower are 4 names

my mother

my younger brother

both died from alzheimers disease

my father probably had it when he died

my older brother has it now

so this is why i am walking to end alzheimers today
the same reason many of you are walking today
to find a treatment or cure for this awful disease
so that in the future no one will have to be carrying these blue flowers
when a treatment is found we would all be able to carry the white one

thats my hope for the future

thank you

support us at our next walk
donate and or walk at your local walk

santa barbara walk to end alzheimers october 28th

the organicgreen doctor

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