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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, March 23, 2018

alzheimers news-theres more coming

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in 2010 when i was diagnosed
it was 1 every 69 seconds
its 1 every 63 seconds
by 2050
its will be 1 every 33 seconds

i guess we arent making headway are we

in the last few years the deaths from alzheimers has increased
125 %
while most other major diseases like heart disease has decreased

we spend around $277 billion a year on alzheimers in the us
$186 billion of that is paid for by medicare and medicaid
if we could diagnose it early we might save 25% of the cost of
the lifetime care of each alzheimers patient

we cant afford to not do something about this disease

here is a nice article on all this

early and more accurate diagnosis is now available
like that i have had in the private world and in the research world
which in the future will allow us to began treating folks
when treatment arrives on the market which will save us money
in the long run

ive read where the life expectancy of a white male has dropped
maybe since they are dying earlier they wont get alzheimers
although heart disease and diabetic folks tend to be at an increased
risk for alzheimers
we cant win can we us males that are white

if we dont find a treatment or cure in the future
the numbers of folks over 65 with alzheimers disease
by 2050 will triple in numbers

by 2050 someone will develop alzheimers disease in the us
every 33 seconds

theres more coming
we cant afford to not do something to slow this disease down

the organicgreen doctor

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