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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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Saturday, August 19, 2023

alzheimers news-another reason to get your vaxxinations


thats me speaking at last years 2022 walk to end alzheimers in santa barbara
the first walk we did since we skipped 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic
our 2023 walk to end alzheimers will be saturday October 14th
it will be our 14th year to do the walks
join us and or donate to our team

i just read an article on the three vaxxines that someone my age should be getting this year in the fall
i always say i want to die from something i couldnt prevent
these 3 germs kill older folks
getting vaxxinated against them can prevent that from happening 
it also prevents you from feeling bad even if you were to catch a mild case

these vaxxines are
rsv or respiratory syncytial virus

you can catch these from your grandkids and travel and interacting with others
do some prevention and get your 3 shots this fall

now i have to time mine between my monthly infusions
10 days before or 10 days after my infusion
i plan on getting my flu and covid together and my rsv at another day
the covid always makes me feel bad for a couple of days
im not sure how the rsv will make me feel
2 shots one day and 1 shot another time
you can get all 3 at once but im not going to do that

im watching for the newest version of the covid shot this fall 

then after reading about the 3 vaxxines this fall i saw this article linked here
it says that getting vaxxinated can lower you risk of getting alzheimers

getting a flu shot each year can lower your risk by 40%
that should make you want to get a flu shot each year

now the same researchers have found that getting a tdap or td shot a hz or shingles shot and a pneumococcal shot can lower the risk by 30%, 25% 27% respectively

the thinking is that these shots stimulate the immune system which influences the development of alzheimers in a good way

there are two good reasons to get your vaxxines
not dying from infection
alzheimers prevention

sounds like good reasons to me

the organicgreen doctor

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