welcome to the organic green doctor blog

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

Saturday, September 17, 2022

alzheimers news-can covid cause alzheimers


the answer to the question in the title is 

a doctor i see developed covid in march 2020
they described having brain fog that made it hard to think and concentrate
a year later they still had some residual brain fog

it been shown that covid can lead to neuroinflammation and to an increase in amyloid and tau protein in the brain just like what you see in alzheimers disease

a study linked here found that elderly patients who developed covid had a doubling of the risk for developing alzheimers in the first year after getting covid
they compared folks who had covid with folks who didnt have covid

this risk was worse in women over 85

luckily the older population has the highest immunization rate against covid than other age groups
we know and understand how bad covid can be for our age group
add alzheimers to that list of bad things to worry about 

we can add getting your covid immunizations updated and maybe wearing a mask in high risk situations to maybe prevent you from developing alzheimers

for me
since ive worked hard the last 12 years to slow down my disease
i plan to next get my bicovid vaxxine against covid
knowing its good for my brain

add that to all those healthy things to do to slow down or prevent alzheimers disease

the organicgreen doctor

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