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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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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, September 8, 2023


when i write about blank stares i dont mean like the one that mitch mcconnel did twice
my guess those are partial seizures no one will just say that

in the alzheimers world especially if you have had a loved one with the disease
you know what a blank stare is

my mother had them
my younger brother had them
im sure i will one day also
its part of the disease

even now when i catch my self staring and daydreaming i think
is it my time
sometimes when my wife sees me staring and daydreaming i think she thinks that too

jay allen is a former voice contestant who sings and writes country songs

this first video is an interview he did with the tennessean about his mother who either had early onset alzheimers or early alzheimers

early onset is usually genetic and hits people in their 50s or early 60s
sometimes even earlier in the 30s or 40s

early alzheimers is the first stage of late onset alzheimers after mild cognitive impairment

she eventually died from the disease

he tells the story of how he came to write his alzheimers song blank stares
all the money it has raised has been donated to alzheimers organizations

watch this video above first to get the story and the feelings 
then watch and listen to the song below

hopefully it doesnt make you cry like it did me

we head down to ucla today for a 4 hour conference on alzheimers where the latest and future alzheimers research will be discussed
many in the audience will be clinical trial participants and their loved ones

it seems strange to me as i sit across the table with folks who are in the studies
i sometimes feel guilty when i am at these events since i am dong so well and so many of them are more advanced in their disease

since i keep up with the research i know a lot of what they will present but i do learn new things though

the trip is always worth it

i do a lot of blanks staring later when i am by myself after these conferences
maybe tomorrow morning ill listen to jay allens blank stares video as i blank stare

next week its back down to ucla for aduhelm infusion #33 with 9 more to go

join me for our santa barbara walk to end alzheimers on saturday october 14th
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