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The Battle Of Agincourt


In 1415, during the Hundred Years War between England and France, King Henry V led his forces of 6,000 men to victory defeating a French army six times the size at the Battle of Agincourt in northern France. 


The Middle Ages

His success was mainly due to the superiority of the English longbow over the heavy armored French knights along with the muddy conditions of the battlefield. The battle is the central scene of Shakespeare's drama, Henry V. 


In This Issue


  • Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia
  • Early Detection & Treatment Of Alzheimer's Disease Prevents Psychological & Behavioural Symptons
  • Just How Valuable Is Family Caregiving?
  • New Study Suggest People With Alzheimer's Have Lower Risk Of Cancer
  • Alzheimer's Store Featured Product
  • Recipe Of The Week
  • Newsletter Promotions
  • Events Calendar
  • Trivia Questions



Editorial Note: Healthcare Products LLC reviews the news wires looking for press releases and current articles relating to dementia. We write a brief description of each article and by clicking on its heading will bring you to the originally written story ...hope you enjoy The Alzheimer's News...

Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia


(Source: The Associated Press) - New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.
It’s by far the largest study to look at this, and researchers say the conclusion makes sense. Working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged – all things known to help prevent mental decline.
“For each additional year of work, the risk of getting dementia is reduced by 3.2 percent,” said Carole Dufouil, a scientist at INSERM, the French government’s health research agency.
She led the study and gave results July 15 at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Boston.
About 35 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common type. In the U.S., about 5 million have Alzheimer’s – 1 in 9 people aged 65 and older. What causes the mind-robbing disease isn’t known, and there is no cure or treatment that slow its progression.



Just How Valuable Is Family Caregiving?

(Source: AARP) - A welcome recognition of the value of family caregiving came in a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which estimated the economic value of caregiving for older persons in 2011 to be $234 billion. This estimate vastly exceeds the total amount of paid care from all sources (Medicaid, Medicare, private pay and others) for both institutional care ($134 billion) and home and community-based services ($58 billion).

The AARP Public Policy Institute has made similar estimates of family caregiving in its Valuing the Invaluable series, the most recent estimating the total value to be $450 billion in 2009. Both the CBO and AARP estimates are very large, but some readers have asked why the estimates are so different. The most obvious difference is that CBO restricted its estimate to care recipients age 65 or older, while the AARP estimate is for caregiving to all adults age 18 and older. (About one-third of adult care recipients are younger than 65.) Other differences include:
1.The CBO estimate uses an hourly economic value of $21, the cost of hiring a home health aide. The AARP uses a much lower estimate of $11.16 per hour, which is a weighted average of the costs of a home health aide, a personal care aide and the state minimum wage.
2.The CBO estimate is based on a survey of care recipients, while the AARP estimate is based on a survey of caregivers. Care recipients likely underreport hours, as they may not be aware of assistance that is not “face time” (such as shopping or financial management where the care recipient need not be present).
3.The sources of data for the CBO estimate have a more restrictive disability screen than data sources for the AARP estimate and thus exclude some types of assistance.


Early Detection & Treatment Of Alzheimer's Disease Prevents Psychological & Behavioural Symptons

(Source: Science Daily) - Persons with Alzheimer's disease are able to manage their everyday activities longer and they suffer from less psychological and behavioural symptoms if the diagnosis is made and treatment begun at a very early phase of the disease, indicates a recent study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland.
The study followed persons with Alzheimer's disease over a course of three years. The study participants were diagnosed either at the very mild or mild phase of the disease and treated within the standard healthcare system.
According to the study, persons with a very mild Alzheimer's disease at the time of the diagnosis and start of the Alzheimer's disease targeted therapy are better able to manage their everyday activities than persons diagnosed at a more advanced phase of the disease. In addition, in relation to the stage of the disease, they also had less psychological and behavioural symptoms during the follow-up.
According to the researchers, Psychologist Ilona Hallikainen and Adjunct Professor, Psychologist Tuomo Hänninen, the results show that an early detection of the disease is important. Persons with Alzheimer's disease may be able to live at home longer if they are able to manage their daily activities and have less psychological and behavioural symptoms.




(Source: Med City News) - People with Alzheimer's disease have a lower risk of cancer than other elderly adults, a new Italian study suggests.
Additionally, researchers found that seniors who were diagnosed with cancer were less likely to develop Alzheimer's.
Researchers said there are a number of genes that affect both neurology and cancer growth - and pathways by which the two are connected - that could explain the "unexpected" inverse link between the diseases.
"Cancer and Alzheimer's have been viewed by researchers as completely separate," said Dr. Massimo Musicco, who led the study at the National Research Council of Italy's Institute of Biomedical Technologies in Milan.
"Some of the knowledge that we have on cancer can be used for a better understanding of what happens when a person has Alzheimer's disease, and vice versa," he said.
There are convincing data that Parkinson's disease is tied to a lower risk of cancer, said Dr. Jane Driver, who studies aging at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
More recently, the same pattern has been showing up for other neurological disorders, including schizophrenia and Alzheimer's, she noted.

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Recipe Of The Week       
Tuna is eaten more than any other fish by Americans - thanks to the popularity of canned tuna. Fresh tuna is eaten as well, and it is even tastier and firmer than when canned. The fish is found in the warm waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. It is available year round. It is a nutritious fish as well.                                                                                   

Tuna Casserole



2 cups macaroni
1 can Campbell's Cream of Celery Soup
1 can tuna
1 small package cream cheese
½ teaspoon garlic
½ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ cup milk
1 small onion, chopped
¼ cup grape nuts
2 Tablespoons butter



1. Cook macaroni per package directions.
2. In casserole dish mix cream of celery, softened cream cheese, milk until smooth.
3. Add tuna, garlic, dry mustard and onion. Stir in cooked macaroni.
4. Melt butter and mix grape nuts into the butter. Spread mixture over top of casserole.
5. Bake in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes.


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Events Calendar: (if you would like to list your upcoming event, email us at contact@alzstore.com)

Jul 22nd 1:00-4:00 pm - Living With Alzheimer's For Caregivers; Early Stages / Lexington, KY
Jul 24th 12:30-1:30 pm - Diverse Populations: Health Disparities & Dementia / Online Webinar

Jul 25th 8:30 am-2:30 pm - Fearless Caregiver Conference / Boca Raton, FL
Jul 31st 6:30-8:30 pm  - Dementia Falls & Care / St. Louis, MO

Jul 31st - MET Escapes; Programs For Visitors With Dementia / New York, NY


Take a guess at these trivia questions ..answers will be posted in next week's newsletter

1. How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
2. What seven capital letters are the same when viewed upside down?
3. How many muscles does a cat have in each ear?

**email your answers to contact@alzstore.com to be in the running for a free gift! Winner will be chosen at random at the beginning of the month...

Answers to last week's trivia; Maine / tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, hazardous / 293


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