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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
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i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Friday, March 26, 2021

alzheimers news-a new alzheimers website for information


when i first entered the alzheimers world was when my mother was diagnosed
before she died my younger brother was diagnosed also
i started searching for more information on alzheimers

i knew some from being a physician but as i later learned i really didnt know much about the disease

i looked at the alzheimers association website www.alz.org
its a wealth of information on all aspects of alzheimers from research to treatment to education to caregiving to whatever you need to know about alzheimers

i also looked at these websites for a more local flavor
 alzheimers texas 
alzheimers arkansas
alzheimers los angeles

i also searched the nih website for information 

then i looked at clinicaltrials.gov for clinical trials

my search led me to the adni study which lead to my diagnosis which lead me to my treatment trial with the biogen aducanumab

the nih has a new website for alzheimers

its simple and stream lined

when you click on the page
there are headings
alzheimers and related dementias
life with dementia
taking action
find clinical trials
for professionals

then lower down on the page are recent news and updates on alzheimers

just click click and there is your information

clicking on clinical trials
you click on what topic you are looking for eg alzheimers
add what state and or city 
there is a list of studies on alzheimers
in texas there are over 90 studies available
many of them treatment studies

i clicked on the for professional tab to see what it was like
there was a long list of resources for physicians to assess in the care of dementia patients

i clicked on the one for caregiving
there was a section on tips for caregivers
linked here

if you are a caregiver or will be one you should read this
it is on how to take care of yourself as a caregiver

if you are now entering the alzheimers world you will find this website useful

the organicgreen doctor

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