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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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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

i choose neither and test them both


the hill
if it was up to me neither of these guys would be on the ballot this year for president
its time for us to move on to the next generation
the majority of americans feel the same way
there is a good chance one of these if not both of them wont be around anymore by 2028

yes its time 

one is 78 and the other is 82
in 2028 one will be 82 the other would be 86

yes we need the next generation to take over
when i look around at both sides there are plenty of good candidates
lets go for those folks this time
some fresh ideas
with a different outlook on what needs to be done

ive read a lot about memory testing these guys
one boasts of passing his memory test
he took the moca test in the past and according to him he passed it
got all of them right
the other guy im not sure if he did one or not

the moca test stands for minnesota cognitive assessment test
the gold standard memory test is the full neuropsychological test
the moca test is the standard test commonly used in the office setting to test memory
it takes about 30-30 minutes to take
if you have memory issues it should show up on this test
you cant fake or cheat on the test
if there is a problem 
it will show up

now i have taken a moca test at least once a year since 2010
some years i have take two some years three some years four
i have even administered the test to folks
im fairly familiar with the moca test

there are 30 items on the test
a score of 27-30 is normal
i score from 28-30 on mine 
of course initially when i was diagnosed my scores went lower 
in the mic or mild cognitive impairment range
they have since returned to normal

in the last 12 months i have had 3 of them
i will have another one in 2 months

i sort of know what i am talking about

my guess is that both of these guys will be in the normal range of 27-30
neither will get a perfect score of 30

what i propose is both take a moca memory test administered by a reputable independent tester chosen by both
if either of them score below 27-30 range
then they agree to drop out of the race

if they both score in the normal range then lets all stop talking about them being memory impaired

all presidential candidates should volunteer to take the moca memory test
if they fail the they should drop out

all presidents should take the test each year
if they fail then they resign and let the vice president take over

lets test them both

the organicgreen doctor

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