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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

Saturday, October 2, 2021

alzheimers news-we will do a virtual walk to end alzheimers again this year


thats me talking at the opening ceremony here in santa barbara at the walk to end alzheimers 
for the last several years i have spoken in the opening ceremony about why i walk
here in santa barbara they usually have me hold the blue flower
it represents someone who has been diagnosed with the disease
i cried and many in the audience cried
this year i was looking forward to talking since i could talk about some hope 
since i am taking the drug aduhelm that may help slow down the disease

yes i really want to carry the white flower which represents the first person who is cured of this disease

speaking at the opening ceremonies wont be happening this year

last year because of the pandemic the local walk was changed to a virtual walk
my wife she and i walked from our condo up to the mission of santa barbara where the promise garden with its spinning flowers was set up 
we wore our purple shirts 
we visited with a few folks there
at that time we were unvaxxed
we were distant from everyone and were were masked

this year this walk here will be live
they are not requiring masks and are not requiring vaxxination
they are recommending it 
not requiring it
yes it is outside

my wife she and i will be triple vaxxed by the time of the walk and we would wear our kn95 masks
our chances of catching covid is close to zero
i have seen photos of walks that have already happened
i saw few masks
i saw folks close together

the vaxx rate in this town is high probably in the 60s with some zip codes in the 70s
but its not high enough
the further north you go in the county the lower the number gets
it starts to get close to the rates in the worst counties in the deep south or other states where the covid is worse

so many of the folks that will be there are older some in the their 80s
if they are not triple vaxxed they could be vulnerable 

we could be where we need to be with this pandemic in about 5-6 months
we arent there yet

we will walk by ourselves with our purple on probably up to the mission of santa barbara again
honoring those in our family that were affected by this disease

i have set up my team
organicgreendoctor at this link

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

i am so looking forward to next fall 
we can participate and feel safe doing so

not this year

here again is the link to our team

lets find a cure or more treatments for this awful disease that affects us all

the organicgreen doctor

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