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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
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Friday, July 29, 2022

alzheimers news-for christchurch sakes


there was a patient from colombia who was found to have the presenelin early onset alzheimers gene
she died at 77 from metastatic melanoma
she should have died 20-30 years earlier from her early onset alzheimers 

here is an article on her story

folks who inherit this early onset alzheimers gene always develop alzheimers symptoms in their 30s 40s or early 50s and die soon after they are diagnosed from alzheimers disease
it usually runs in families
they call it la bombero

why didnt she die from alzheimers in her 40s or 50s 

there is a gene called the apoe gene that controls lipid transport in the body

if you get the apoe 2 gene you are mostly protected from getting late onset alzheimers 

if you get the apoe 3 gene you are somewhat protected from getting late onset alzheimers

if you get the apoe 4 gene you have an increased chance of getting late onset alzheimers 
so the apoe 4 gene is called the late onset alzheimers gene

if you get the homozygous or double gene apoe 4/apoe 4 then the chances are greatly increased that you will get this late version of the disease

i have the late onset alzheimers gene apoe 4/apoe 4

this patient had a mutation that gave her a apoe 3 christchurch/apoe 3 christchurch mutation that protected her from getting late onset alzheimers and somehow protected her from dying early in her life from early onset alzheimers 

there is intense study of her genes and her case since somewhere in her brain and genetic makeup was/is a treatment or cure for alzheimers disease

remember having presenelin is a fatal gene to have
her mutation on her apoe 3 gene somehow protected her

the answer it there for the scientists to find

the organicgreen doctor

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