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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, June 19, 2020

alzheimers news- these may slow it down

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the national institute on aging or nia did a study recently looking at lifestyle changes that we can all do that can slow down the risk of getting alzheimers disease by as much as 60%

here is a link to a review article on the study

these 5 things arent that hard to do
many of you are probably doing them already anyway

like many things the younger you start them and the longer you do them the more effective they are

here they are

150 minutes of moderate exercise a week
eating a well balanced diet like the mind diet or mediterranean diet
light to moderate alcohol consumption
engagement in cognitive activities like chess reading writing etc
not smoking

if you do 2 or 3 the risk goes down by 37%
if you do 4 or 5 the risk goes down by 60%

that doesnt seem to be to hard to do right
controlling your blood pressure
controlling your cholesterol
maybe even controlling your blood sugar

these will not only reduce your risk for alzheimers disease as you get older
it also will decrease your risk for heart disease and stroke and the complications of diabetes

see how easy it is to drop your risks

the organicgreen doctor

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