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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
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, March 29, 2024

alzheimers news-the new facts and figures on alzheimers


the new facts and figures on alzheimers is out from the alzheimers association at www.alz.org
the one fact or figure that stands out over all of them 
there are almost 7 million folks living with alzheimers disease 
when i was diagnosed in 2010 that number was
almost 5 million folks

it will only climb

this video summarizes things some

then here is the link to the comprehensive facts and figures on alzheimers in 2024

on page 12 of this is a section on treatments
on page 10 is a discussion on the continuum from normal memory to the final stages

all you need to know is in this 149 pages of facts and figures

it also can be accessed at www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/facts-figures

since 2010 when there was only 5 million of us we have learned a lot and it seems a lot of progress has been made in the alzheimers world
there is
more recognition of this disease
folks are seeking care early in the disease process
this will be the secret to treatment in the future
we now have 3 drugs that has or will be given early in the disease to slow things down some
leqembi my drug aduhelm and soon to be approved donanemab
drugs to treat inflammation in the brain and to treat tau tangles in the brain are in clinical trials now
new lab tests that are as accurate as the amyloid pet scan will be here eventually so the disease can be more accurately diagnosed
more federal funding for alzheimers research has been available over the last 14 years since i was diagnosed
more emphasis on the caregiver is being done
more emphasis on prevention the main treatment for the disease

watch the video
look at the facts and figure booklet
what you need to know about alzheimers is in those 149 pages

we are making progress
lets keep up the good work of figuring this all out
for ourselves and our loved ones

the organicgreen doctor

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