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

Friday, October 21, 2022

alzheimers news-a pill that may help slow down memory loss


i have gone in for monthly infusions in the biogen aduhelm clinical trials for 40 infusions
the first 18 infusions i got were placebo infusions
the last 22 were the real drug aduhelm or aducanumab

my original amyloid pet scan was positive for amyloid plaques
after receiving those 22 infusions of aducanumab my amyloid pet scan should be showing little or no amyloid plaques
my next one is scheduled next summer
by that time i will have had around 30 infusions
no i dont get to see the scan results though

it looks like doing this removing this plaque may slow memory decline by about 22%

in the theory of how alzheimers develops 
amyloid plaques accumulate first and kill brain cells
tau proteins inside the nerve cells unwind and form tau tangles
these tau tangles kills nerve cells in the brain
an inflammatory response occurs in the brain from the brain injury and damages things even more

besides aduhelm there are several new drugs that will be here soon that work similarly to remove the amyloid 
one lecanemab will probably get approved early next year with the others soon following this

now there are drugs that are being developed to remove the tau tangles
when these get here they will help also to slow down memory loss
you can treat amyloid and you treat tau tangles to help slow this disease down

a new drug a pill is in the 3rd stage of clinical trials
its a pill called hmtm or hydromethylthionine mesylate 
its an antitau drug made by taurx
no infusions no injections just take a pill

man would that be nice to just take a pill instead of an infusion

one problem they have is it makes your urine blue
you get blue pee

they are having trouble getting a placebo pill

the study may have to be done without a placebo pill
which is unusual for a clinical trial

the company taurx will probably plan to move forward without a placebo

so if you are in the study you are on the real drug and your pee will be blue

if my pee turned blue that wouldnt bother me at all
blue is my favorite color

thats better than red pee right

also researchers are working on several antiamyloid pills also

just take two pills a day to keep the amyloid tau and alzheimers away
sounds good to me


you can join and or donate to our 
organicgreendoctor walk team for the santa barbara walk to end alzheimers on saturday november 5th

here is the link to the conference
i will be on an alzheimers panel for alzheimers los angeles on saturday october 29th
the audience will be medical professionals

i will be on a  panel with other patients telling our stories and answering questions from the audience
this is my first panel ive done live since the pandemic hit

help us find a cure
help yourself while you are at it

the organicgreen doctor

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