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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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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

my story revisited #84-our video was entered in the neurofilm festival 2013


in 2012 the alzheimers research center asked my wife she and i if we would do a video telling my story 
i didnt know it would take so much work to do the video
they interviewed and filmed me and her for over 5 hours
one session was at our beloved country n

the people seen in this video sat and cried or teared up with us several times over the 6 years we went there and during the filming of the video

it is still on the alzheimers centers website ofthe university of texas southwestern in dallas
that link can be found by clicking here

at the beginning of the video is a picture of my mom and me at our nephews wedding
at this point she had not been diagnosed yet with alzeimers disease

the video was submitted to the neurofilm fest 2013 at the academy of neurology annual meeting in san diego
videos on neurological stories were submitted

our video got number 4 or 5
it was viewed several thousands of times

the important thing about the video was that my story got our there for others to see hoping that it encouraged those with memory issues to seek help early in their disease

people continue to view this video
i still hope it influences folks to seek help


this is the video that ive posted before and that many of you have watched

the video was made by the alzheimers research center at the university of
texas southwestern medical center
it has been shown on multiple alzheimers websites and several federal websites
like the nih and on the huffington post

that is a picture of my mother who died with alzheimers disease
it also hit her husband my father and her youngest son my younger brother
and appears to have got me also

the video that was done about my story with possible alzheimers
has been entered in the neurofilm festival
the winner of the entries will get recognition
for their involvement with in our case
alzheimers disease education and advocacy

you can vote for the video
as thats how they determine which of the 70+ videos that are
entered this year will win

the winning video will be shown and recognition given at this
years american academy of neurology convention in
san diego

even among neurologists alzheimers patients are avoided
winning this award will help highlight this terrible disease to
this important group of specialists

if you like our video please go through these easy to follow steps to vote for us
click on  this link or go to www.patients.aan.com/go/about/neurofilmfestiv

its easy even i did it right the first time

after creating a user profile
an email is sent to your email account
click on activate your account
go to the 24th entry (they are in alphabetical order)

former physician takes action in the face of alzheimers

click on the name and watch the video if youve not seen it before
click vote

thats it
encourage people you know to help us spread the word on
alzheimers disease

thanks to all our friends family former patients readers of this blog
and those others we dont know but appreciate


thanks to everyone for the overwhelming and warm response
to the neurofilm festival entry of our video

this video has had over 1200 viewings in the last 24 hours
it is now in second place out of 70+ videos in the number of total votes
behind by only 36 votes

voting is open until midnight valentines day february 14

your continued support is appreciated

to vote and register
go to http://patients.aan.com/go/about/neurofilmfestival

its easy to do just follow the directions
and vote

our video is titled
former physician takes action in the face of alzheimers


heres the update on our video
former physician takes action in the face of alzheimers

it appears that we ended up in 4th or 5th place in the fan favorite
portion of the neurofilm festival

the video which you can watch by clicking the title above
has been watched by hundreds of people in the last week

compared to the other videos and the one that won first place
it was watched three times as much as the number one video

this video has been on youtube for several months
its link and the video itself has been featured in this blog and 
on several alzheimers association websites and the 
national institute of healths website and the huffington post

but since this contest its viewership seems to have taken off
in fact since the contest ended on thursday night the numbers 
who view it have continued to grow

for that reason i consider this entry into the neurofilm festival
after all its getting the film out there with its story on early detection 
that is important

plus the grand prize selection is not related to the popular vote
but is based on 
the story 
the quality of the film 
the presentation of the story 

that will be decided in early march

whether we win that one or the runner up and get our video 
shown at the american academy of neurology or not
as long as more and more people view the video and 
listen to the story 
thats whats more important

if i am remembering this correctly our video won the popular vote
we got the most viewings and votes but we didnt win the contest
our word got out to thousands of people

what is that word
get evaluated early if you have memory loss
support those organizations that support those affected by this disease

yes i still tear up when i watch that video

the organicgreen doctor

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