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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
please feel free to follow me along this path
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

Thursday, August 25, 2022

my story revisited #147-more walking helps


walking is one of the best form of exercising to do
it doesnt cost anything to do
its generally atraumatic to your body
it will make you feel good to get outside and see life at the sidewalk level

in the blog below i mention how walking helps
its good exercise
it raises money for a good cause
the alzheimers association
which provides funding to further the care support and research of alzheimers

the first big five year study i was in the adni 2 study was partially funded by the alzheimers association
it was the most important alzheimers study ever done

it the alzheimers association is the go to source for information at www.alz.org
locally they are a good source for information on whats available for patients and caregivers

this year the walk to end alzhiemers here in santa barbara will be on saturday november 5th 
this will be the first walk we have done with my team organicgreendoctor since the pandemic
my last walk was november 2019

i will post my teams link soon for joining and or donating

this will be the 12th year i have done a team for the alzheimers walk
the last two were done virtually

we are now ready to rejoin the event live

i have raised between $2000-5000 each year
totally over $30,000 over the last 12 years

below is a picture of the front of our walk shirt from 2014
it has 3 names on it

nell my mother who died a few years before in the final stages
joe my younger brother who died the year before in the final stages
charles my dad probably had early alzheimers when he died

i guess i could add my name to the shirt now that my diagnosis is official
it helps two ways
walking does

walking the least traumatic exercise and the least expensive form

of exercise
improves your health and related to alzheimers disease it increases
the blood flow to the brain cells
which improves memory and may help
slow down or prevent the onset of alzheimers disease

this last week while in san francisco one observation i made was
that you dont see hardly any morbidly obese people
maybe because more people walk there than most places
maybe because of all those dang hills


they also walk to end alzheimers there
as evidenced by this sign advertising their walk to end alzheimers
in san francisco

this second way walking helps alzheimers is that it raises money for
alzheimers research and for alzheimers education
its the major way that the alzheimers association raises money to
do all they do

go to www.alz.org to find a walk near you
all states have them

the walk that i am most involved in is the
williamson county walk to end alzheimers 
which will be on saturday september 27, 2014 at 900 am
at the beautiful san gabriel park in georgetown texas

my team called
is now asking for donations and asking for folks to join us
in that walk

our goal is $3000
we will have an online silent auction that starts next thursday
to raise $1000
click here or go to www.32auctions.com/ogd to preview our
first items

so you can walk to end alzheimers in two ways
for yourself
by getting walking exercise increasing your brains
blood supply
for others
by raising funds for research and education

we are so close to being able to treat this disease
we cant do it without your help

to join and or donate to my team organicgreendoctor
click here
form your own team where you live

im doing my part as much as i can

for myself
for my family
for you and your family
a biogen aduhelm or aducanumab study update
i received my 20th aduhelm infusion last week
my next is due in 3 weeks followed by another mri later that month

by the time we walk to end alzheimers here in santa barbara in november i will have had about 2 years of aduhelm infusions
thats enough to wipe out most of the amyloid plaques in my brain

remember walking is good for your heart and your brain and is good for your soul

the organicgreen doctor

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