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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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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, November 2, 2018

alzheimers news-flowers of alzheimers

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below you will see pictures of the flowers of alzheimers in the promise garden from a couple of alzheimers walks we have done in the last few years

those flowers as they are held up in the air
all spinning in the breeze
as the announcer talks about each color
what it means to each of us that hold them up
i always get tears in my eyes

when i walked through these promise gardens i felt like i was walking through a graveyard
each flower representing someones battle with the disease
all die from it
its a solemn quiet space
like when you go to a cemetery to honor those who are placed there

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here are the colors and what they mean

yellow     i am caring for or supporting someone with alzheimers or dementia
my mom and younger brother died from the disease
since we lived so far away we could only show up on some weekends to help out or be there to visit them

orange     i support the cause and the vision of a world without alzheimers
im doing all i can to get the word out on finding a treatment or cure for this awful disease

purple      i have lost someone with alzheimers or dementia
i lost my mom and brother to alzheimers
my dad probably had it as did my maternal grandmother and all her kids had it
my dads mom probably had it and at least one of his siblings had it

blue          i have alzheimers
my diagnsis of early mild cognitive impairment is due to alzheimers disease
the is the flower that i hate to have to hold carry and talk about
but i do it since i think it helps to advance the cause

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white        thats the new one
its for the first alzheimers survivor
my hope it has to be my hope is that i can hold that one high in the air one day

sadly to say
i meet the criteria or have met the criteria for all of them
except the white one
so far that is
this is the one that i really want to be able to hold up one day and talk about it

tomorrow at our walk
i will talk for a couple of minutes on why i am walking this year
yes ill be holding that damn blue flower again
an alzheimers treatment and a cure has to be our goal

we need two things to reach that goal

thankfully the feds are putting up more money not enough though for research
these alzheimers walks raise a lot of money for research

we need you
one of the obstacles to finding a cure is having enough volunteers to conduct these studies
it took over 12,000 volunteers to find the 1600+ folks in my study

we need your help

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here is the information on our team for the walk to end alzheimers next month

my team in the santa barbara walk to end alzheimers on saturday november 3rd is called

click the link above and donate and or walk with us
we are close to reaching our goal

the organicgreen doctor

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