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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

Thursday, June 25, 2020

my story revisited #47-can you prevent it

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i wrote this blog below almost 9 years ago
since then more research has shown that doing all these things may help slow down alzheimers or maybe prevent it maybe
ill take slow it down as a second option if prevent it doesnt happen

slow it down has seemed to happen with me

last week i wrote this blog titled these may slow it down on research about 5 things to do that may slow it down by 60% if you do all 5
yes they are on the list below

i have done these things for the last almost 10 years and hope thats the reason i can sit here today and write this blog
something almost 10 years ago i didnt think i would be able to be doing today

also if you do all these things your overall health and well being will improve
people are always asking cant you prevent alzheimers
before they were told no you cant
youre just screwed if you are going to get it

now it appears there are those things you can do to prevent
alzheimers disease or to slow the progress down or to delay
the onset
sometimes you are genetically programmed to just get it
like i may be with my positive apoe 4 genotype
but maybe it can be slowed down

how do you do it
its what your doctors have been telling you for years
start now
start early
start young
for these to work well
even if you have alzheimers or mild cognitive impairment these things
can slow it down

exercise regularly
control your blood pressure over your lifetime
control your lipids-triglycerides, good hdl cholesterol, bad ldl cholesterol
maintain a normal weight
control your diabetes throughout your lifetime
eat a normal diet especially a mediterranean diet
get normal restful sleep
avoid excessive alcohol
dont smoke
stay active mentally throughout your life
listen to music or play a musical instrument
stay socialized with friends, churches, groups, family

these also will make you live longer and healthier

i hope to do all of these as long as i can

the organicgreen doctor

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