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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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Friday, November 10, 2017

alzheimers newa-veterans and alzheimers

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today is veterans day
i would like to thank those in my family who served in the military
my three older brothers all served and retired from the military
my moms brother was shot in the pacific war during ww2
two brother in laws served also
there are multiple extended family members who have served
a great nephew is serving now in the marines

tomorrow is veterans day
i would like to thank them all for their service

no matter your politics you should do the same to those
in your family who are serving now or have served

today on veterans day
i ran across several articles on veterans developing alzheimers
here is a link to one of them
it seems as a whole they have a similar incidence as the general

those who suffered traumatic brain injury or tbi are 60%
more likely to develop alzheimers than those who didnt
have the brain injury or tbi

if you add ptsd or dementia to the mix the numbers get worse

my concern is
the number of these injuries that have occurred over the
last decade or so in the middle east wars
these are mostly young folks who got these brain injuries
they sad to say are
at a much higher risk than you and i to get alzheimers

thats a tough price to pay for serving your country
maybe right behind giving up your life for your country
they are just doing it in a slower more painful way
a more expensive way for society

so as we celebrate veterans day today
honoring those who serve
lets us remember to help these veterans who are destined
to enter that alzheimers disease decline that happens
as they get older

thanks again to all those who served

thanks to cdn and rln and hdn for serving
we are proud of you

hn thanks for serving now

the organicgreen doctor

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