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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, February 26, 2022

alzheimers news-i registered my brain this morning so can you


when i had been in the adni2 or alzheimers disease neuroimaging study for awhile i got a nice letter from dr weiner from ucsf universtity of california san francisco thanking me for being a volunteer for this most important alzheimers research study ever done

he was the director of the study in the united states

now he along with several other well known researchers have set up a website called the brain health registry

it does two things
it provides a reservoir of much needed volunteer alzheimers research subjects across the united states

it allows folks to be in a long term alzheimers research study 

the idea is too start monitoring folks now even if they are young starting at 18 years old and have no memory or neurological issues
they could sign up and be evaluated online every 6 months until they would need to be in a research study

the data on ones progress is collected over time

their goal is to accumulate 100,000 folks in their brain registry

i have tried similar things before but was rejected since i was in research studies
i am ok to be in this one

i signed up
i answered all the questions
i did all the memory tests
in 6 months i will repeat it until i decide to not do it any longer

if you are having a drop off of memory it will start to show on this brain registry updates 

they are looking at alzheimers parkinsonism brain injury and other brain problems

its a way to do your part for alzheimers research through the privacy of your computer

if you would like to register your brain you have to be at least 18 years old

it took me about an hour to do it
i dont mind donating my time to this brain health registry if it helps the alzheimers cause

here is the link to the brain health registry so you can sign up to be followed long term

do your part to advance the research

the organicgreen doctor

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