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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, November 9, 2018

alzheimers news-these may slow it down

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ive written about this before but it bears repeating since i read once you have to say things 10 times before folks will act on it
folks this is the 10th time so act on it

doing these things may slow down your chances of getting alzheimers
i know you are worried that you are going to get it
this is what you need to do now and have your kids and grandkids do them also

now i do all these things plus i also do the monthly infusion of the biogen aducanumab each month at ucla
i just had my 2nd for sure aducanumab infuison on monday
so far no side effects noted

do these things and maybe youll remember them when you get older

exercise regularly
like the nike ad says just do it and do it regularly get moving doing something
it increases blood flow to the brain providing more oxygen and food to the brain cells
they last longer that way
it also lowers blood pressure and helps with a sense of well being which is important

get a good night sleep
its the sleep where the brain gets recharged and the garbage cells clean up all the debris that accumulates

eat the mind diet
this may decrease things significantly in the dementia risk category
its not complicated  click on this mind diet link

relieve stress
stress causes too much steroids in the brain
use meditation yoga or something that relaxes you
i use my gardening to relax and exercise

that social interaction is important like clubs volunteering church etc

learn new things
this makes new brain cells
some folks i know are learning a new language

control your blood pressure and cholesterol
whats good for the heart is good for the brain
dont be afraid to use meds if thats what it takes to control these

control your weight
if you have the apoe 4 gene and you are overweight then you will probably get alzheimers disease much sooner

brush and floss every day
the inflammation and the bacteria in the gums and teeth can get transferred to the brain
in the development of alzheimers its amyloid then tau then inflammation

do brain games
this also makes new brain cells
read a lot or write a lot or do games or learn a new language

consider supplements
they havent been proven to definitely help but they havent been disproved
i personally take them since i feel like i cant wait for these to be proven to work or not
so i go ahead and take them
warning again dont take them without discussing them with your doctor
you can also go to webmd.com and check your supplements against your meds to see if they interact with each other

protect your head
falls or bike wrecks can damage your brain which increases your risk

take care of your gut germs
normal gut germs can prevent inflammation that transfers to the brain
this may be important in several neurological diseases like alzheimers and parkinsons
this is where the mind diet helps
i also take a gut bacteria pill every day

take drugs when they become available
look for research studies like mine at clinicaltrials.gov or www.alz.org
by doing clinical trials you can get access long before they become available
my drug aducanumab if it gets approved will be available probably around 2022
by that time i will have had it for 4-6 years

remember in the near future they will be treating you long before you develop symptoms

here is the article i read as a reference for this blog

so finally
do all of these things to lower your chances of developing alzheimers disease

yes there are ways to slow this disease down some

the organicgreen doctor

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