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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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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, October 15, 2021

alzheimers news-get treated now before symptoms start


if you would like to get treated for alzheimers disease before you have symptoms if you are over 55 years old
if you are willing to be in a clinical trial and be willing to find out if you probably have alzheimers months to years before symptoms start
you can do this now
find out if you have alzheimers 
get treatment for it months to years before symptoms start

when i was fifty five if i knew that there was a clinical trial for treating alzheimers before symptoms start
you betcha
i would have jumped at the chance

this study involves eli lillys drug donanemab
its a monoclonal antibody against part of the amyloid protein that is thought to accumulate at the start of alzheimers disease

the theory is that if you could remove this stuff the amyloid before symptoms start then you might be able to slow down the trajectory of the disease

for me it  might have added say 5-10 years to delaying the alzheimers downward slope 

5-10 years is a long long time in the alzheimers world

it works similar to my drug aduhelm (aducanumab)
it appears to work even better than aduhelm

the theory is the earlier you treat alzhiemers the better chance you have to slow it down

that treatment is probably available now in the form of donanemab

similar studies are also being doing with aduhelm and with biogens lecanemab

here is the link to lillys donanemab study called trailblazer alz3
here is the clinical trials.gov link to that study 

you betcha
i would have signed up for this one when i was 55
ill take second best by taking the aduhelm infusions

we wont know for several years if all of this stuff works

if it does work and you add doing all the healthy things we should be doing 
we will die from something besides alzheimers

i have set up my team for the walk to end alzheimers in santa barbara named
organicgreendoctor at this link

because of the pandemic we will not be walking at the walk site but will walk a route up to the santa barbara mission by ourselves wearing our alzheimers walk shirts and carrying our alzheimers flags

we will be thinking of our lived ones who had alzheimers 
mom nell
brother joe
probably dad charles

i seem to be the lucky one to have gotten a temporary reprieve

please feel free to donate to or join our team to help raise funds to fight this awful disease

the organicgreen doctor

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