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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, May 18, 2018

alzheimers news-females get it more than men

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i saw a statistic this morning that said
72% of people diagnosed with alzheimers disease
are women

probably because they tend to live longer
the longer one lives male or female the higher
the chances of getting alzheimers

those over 80 have a 1 in 4 chance to get alzheimers
most folks over 80 are female
thus the 72% number

so if you are female 30-50 years old
you are looking at a good chance of having alzheimers disease
when you get over 80
alone without a spouse

what can you do in that age range 30-50 to change those odds

from this article on a personalized approach on preventing
alzheimers disease from harvard
there are three things to do

how you move
what you eat
what you do

how you move
regular aerobic exercise can delay the onset of cognitive decline
if you exercise regularly you can delay the onset of memory loss in your
later years

what you eat
its the mind diet or if you are really motivated a plant based diet
the mind diet is not complicated
its a combo of the mediterranean diet and the dash diet for hypertension
green leafy veggies grains berries nuts olive oil fatty fish beans
poultry red wine with moderation of red meat fried foods butter
margarine sweets

what you do
these lifestyle habits have the greatest impact on memory loss as
you age
sleep issues
excessive alcohol intake

be careful of the meds you use for sleep
some can affect memory

this seems simple to do
if you are female i suggest you start these things as early
in your life as you can

i would also add maintain good control of your blood pressure
your cholesterol your diabetes your weight
these can be controlled if you do the above things harvard
recommends without taking meds for them
dont be afraid to take pills though for your blood pressure and
cholesterol and diabetes if you cant control them

the biggest obstacle to finding a treatment or cure
for alzheimers disease
is the lack of clinical study volunteers
not funding

volunteer if you can
see clinicaltrials.gov or www.alz.org/trialmatch for trials
that you may qualify for

the organicgreen doctor

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