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eNews January 2016 Volume I


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Trivia Challenge

Clinical Studies

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Alzstore eNews Researches Articles That We Feel Are Informative Not Only For The Alzheimer's and Dementia Community But For Senior Care As Well ..hope you find them as beneficial as we do!!

House Republicans Set Senior-Care Plan For 2016 Session

A group of Minnesota House Republicans is staking claim to part of the state's $1.9 billion budget surplus for initiatives they say would benefit people near or well into retirement.The lawmakers mixed past proposals with some new ones Monday to produce a senior- focused legislative package they'll push in the 2016 session. (read more at Twin Cities)

Stroke Recovery In Mice Improved By Ambien, Study Shows

Mice that had strokes rebounded significantly faster if they received low doses of a popular sleeping aid, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (read more at Science Daily)

Stress Appears To Contribute To Alzheimer's

Feeling stressed increases the chance of older people developing mild cognitive impairment, which can be a forerunner to Alzheimer's, according to a report published in Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders..(read more at Medical News Today)

Kids Are Afraid To Visit Grandfather With Dementia

My father has dementia. Unfortunately, his dementia manifests itself as paranoia and aggressive language. He doesn’t physically harm anybody, but he is very difficult to be around. My kids are in middle and high school and are starting to object to visiting their grandfather. My oldest child has good memories of him, but the younger two mostly remember him as he is now, a belligerent man with volume-control issues. (read more at Seatlle Times)


Jan 4th 6:30-7:30 pm Know The Ten Signs / Paducah, KY

Jan 5th 6:00-7:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Rockport, ME

Jan 6th 1:00-2:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Waterville, OH

Jan 7th 3:30-5:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Willmar, MN

Jan 13th 7:00-8:30 pm Alzheimer's Family & Caregiver Support Group / Riverside, CA


Participating in a clinical trial or study helps medical researchers find new ways to treat and prevent Alzheimer's and other diseases, and could help future generations lead healthier lives. Here are some listings:

CONNECT~AZD0530 (saracatinib) was originally developed as a cancer therapy but may hold greater promise as an Alzheimer's treatment. In this Phase II clinical trial, participants will be randomly assigned to take either the oral study drug or a placebo for 1 year. The study requires at least four visits during screening and 13 or 14 visits during the treatment period. Learn more...

A4~The A4 study is a Phase III clinical trial for cognitively normal older adults whose brain scans show evidence of amyloid buildup, which places them at risk for memory loss and cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. The study will test the safety and efficacy of solanezumab, a monoclonal antibody, to see if it slows memory and cognitive decline and affects the buildup of amyloid plaques, as shown by brain imaging and other biomarkers. Participants will take either the study drug or a placebo as a monthly intravenous infusion for 3 years. Learn more...

The Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN). DIAN is an international research partnership of leading scientists determined to understand a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease that is caused by a gene mutation. Learn more..

SNIFF~A Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase II/III Study to Evaluate the Impact of Nasal Inhaled Insulin in Participants with Mild Memory Impairment and early Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn more...

LEFFTDS~This observational study will enroll people from families affected by familial frontotemporal dementia. At least one relative must have a known mutation in the MAPT, PGRN, or C9ORF72 genes. Learn more...

To find clinical trials near you, click here....

Aging In Place Professional:

Meet C & O Movers!

C & O Move Management works hand in hand with The Junkluggers to provide their customers with the smoothest transition possible from the home to an assisted living facility. C & O Move Management will manage the logistics of the move and help sort your items. The Junkluggers will quickly and safely remove anything slated for donation or disposal on your behalf. Visit their site here...

FDA Approved Medications To Treat Alzheimer's Disease:

>Namenda® (memantine)
>Razadyne® (galantamine)
>Exelon® (rivastigmine)
>Aricept® (donepezil)


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Limelight On Your Town:

Austin, Texas

Founded in 1839, Austin, Texas is rich in history. Texas is the only state to have been a decade-long successful republic before it became a state. California had a very brief foray as the Bear Republic before becoming a U.S. territory and Hawaii was first a kingdom and then briefly a republic before becoming U.S. territory, but Texas was a sovereign nation from 1836 to 1846.

Texas settlers broke away from the governance of Mexico in 1836 after a five month struggle for independence. Three years later, the Congress of the Republic of Texas appointed a commission to choose the site for a permanent state capital. The commission purchased 7,735 acres along the Colorado River for the new capital. The tiny village of Waterloo, close to the site of the now famous Barton Springs Pool, was included in the purchase.

The new capital was named for Stephen F. Austin, known as the Father of Texas, but many people, including Sam Houston, were dissatisfied with the capitol’s location. Houston and others were worried about the remoteness of the site, fearing it would be hard to defend from the Mexican army and local Indians. Despite these objections, the president of Texas Mirabeau B. Lamar commissioned Edwin Waller to plan the new city.

When Sam Houston became president of Texas in 1842, he tried to remove the state records to Houston, fearing they might be captured by the Mexican army, which had just captured San Antonio. Austinites would not allow the records to be moved, defending them by force, but Sam Houston moved his administration to Houston and Austin languished. Its population dropped below 200.

Austin was restored to its capital status in 1846 when Texas became a state. As the state capital, Austin experienced a surge of prosperity. The first permanent state capitol building was built in 1853, and was succeed by the present state capitol in 1888. The governor’s mansion was finished in 1856.

Texas joined the Confederacy and Austin struggled with shortages of goods during the Civil War. After the war, the city’s black population grew and black churches and neighborhoods were established. The railroad came to the city in 1871 and Austin’s population became increasingly diverse. It boasted a mix of German, Mexican, Irish and Swedish settlers along with its African American population. In 1883 the University of Texas was founded and became a major part of Austin’s identity.

Austin experienced the blight of segregation during the late nineteenth century and the first of half of the twentieth century, but racial relations improved during the Civil Rights era and the University of Texas admitted black undergraduates in 1956—the first southern university to do so.

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Mary Ashley Van Voorhis Townsend 1832-1901

Mary Ashley Van Voorhis was born in Lyons, NY. Her marriage to Gideon Townsend resulted in her removal to New Orleans, a city with which she felt an increasing alliance and where she gained fame as a regional poet. Under the pen-name "Xariffa," she published at least six volumes of poetry, including Poems (1870), Xariffa's Poems (1881), Down the Bayou, and Other Poems (1882), and Distaff and Spindle (1882). Ashley Townsend was particularly interested in the sonnet form, although she wrote narrative poetry as well. She was selected to write the official poem for the New Orleans Exposition in 1884. She died in Galveston, Texas, in 1901.

Down The Bayou
The cypress swamp around me wraps its spell,
With hushing sounds in moss-hung branches there,
Like congregations rustling down to prayer,
While Solitude, like some unsounded bell,
Hangs full of secrets that it cannot tell,
And leafy litanies on the humid air
Intone themselves, and on the tree-trunks bare
The scarlet lichen writes her rubrics well.
The cypress-knees take on them marvellous shapes
Of pygmy nuns, gnomes, goblins, witches, fays,
The vigorous vine the withered gum-tree drapes,
Across the oozy ground the rabbit plays,
The moccasin to jungle depths escapes,
And through the gloom the wild deer shyly gaze.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, drained
1 (14 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 avocados, cubed
1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese

Bring quinoa, water, and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together the lime juice, olive oil, pepper, diced tomatoes, and garbanzo beans. When the quinoa is done, stir it into the tomato mixture, then cool in refrigerator until cold, about 2 hours

When the quinoa is cold, fluff with a spoon, and gently fold in the cilantro, avocados, and cheese.

Trivia Challenge:

1. Austin, Texas has the fastest road in the US. What is its speed limit?

2. In 1962, at the University of Texas, what famous singer was voted, 'ugliest man on campus'??

3. Texas possesses three of the top ten most populous cities inthe US. What are they?

Participate by emailing your answers to contact@alzstore.com and include your name & address to be in the running to win a free gift!

Congratulations to Nancy from Seal Beach, CA~Winner of our Dec Trivia Contest!!!

Answers to last week's trivia; Reelfoot Lake / Its Participation In The Battle Of New Orleans During The War Of 1812 / 'Good Till The Last Drop'

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An estimated 47 million people globally have Alzheimer's disease and that number is projected to triple by 2050. According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are some things you can do to keep memory loss at bay such as exercise, education, not smoking, getting adequate sleep, staying socially engaged, learning new things, taking care of your mental health and eating a healthy diet.The Alzheimer's Store is here to assist you, the caregiver, in this quest with products that will benefit your loved ones quality of life and make each day manageable for you & less stressful for them....