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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, August 3, 2018

alzheimers news-the science of alzheimers

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im sure all alzheimers patients during their course of illness become depressed
when i have my evaluations a few times a year i am screened for symptoms of depression

as a physician i know what they are and i look for them in my life

that said
its only happened a few times
i get melancholic
lucky for me it only lasts for a couple of hours
then i shake it off and move on

i got that way when my mom died from alzheimers
i got that way when my younger brother died from alzheimers
i get that way every year around my moms birthday and his birthday
but its a temporary thing
then i move on

i think everyone with a fatal disease has this problem
my friend who died from huntingtons disease did
our friend his wife who died recently with cancer had depression
most do i think

i know my disease is fatal
but i feel like somehow im getting a reprieve that so far has lasted eight years

so this last week
after i worked in the garden had lunch took a short nap
i felt this overwhelming melancholy that i recognized
it lasted for about a couple of hours
i wanted to be left alone
what i did was i took this time magazine special edition out onto our condos porch
sat down
read all of it
it took me about an hour and half

there is an article about a couple where the husband is in the same study i am in
we have the same hope that this stuff will work

i felt better after reading this special edition
i felt some hope that what i am doing is right
that there will be some treatment coming in the near future

i also watched the interview with dr rudy tanz a nationally well known alzheimers researcher
which gave me more hope
a better understanding of the disease process and future treatments

the video on there is lengthy but the article summarizes whats in the video

i suggest if you are dealing with the possibility of alzheimers disease in yourself or your family or your friends that you obtain a copy of this special edition from somewhere like amazon
or your local library
also watch this interview of dr tanz and or read the artcle on the intreview

i felt better after reading and watching
hopefully you will too

there is some hope for the future

the organicgreen doctor

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