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eNews January 2016 Volume III

IN THIS ISSUE:

eNews Promotions

Latest Articles

Limelight On Your Town

Poetry Reading

Recipe Of The Week

Events Calendar

Trivia Challenge

Clinical Studies

Aging In Place Associate

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!!

Could This Urine Test Predict Alzheimer's Disease

A simple urine test may one day predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a devastating condition that affects 5.1 million Americans over the age of 65. read more at US News)

Five Ways To Promote Sleep In Alzheimer's Patients

Considering the prevalence of Alzheimer's, it is critical that proper attention be given towards the expected symptoms and setbacks. One of the most frequent inconveniences Alzheimer's patients deal with is sleeplessness. (read more at HuffPost)

Virtual Realtiy Tour Allows You To Really Experience Dementia

Imagine not only having trouble with your memory, but also facing changes in your vision and perception. That's exactly what many people living with dementia experience on a daily basis. In order to better understand what it's like, a new virtual reality tour has been created to give people a sense of what it's really like to live with the memory-robbing disease. (read more at HuffPost)

Senior Citizens: An Epidemic of Abuse & Neglect

When we think of our nation's elderly (referred to as senior citizens), we often see them as people who have had the good fortune of experiencing the longevity that most of us can only hope for, and in many instances, they're the individuals who have spent a great portion of their lives paving the way for all of us.
(read more at usblastingnews)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

Jan 18th 7:00-8:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Monterey, CA

Jan 19th 1:00-2:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Aberdeen, WA

Jan 20th 2:30 pm Dementia Caregivers Support Group / Richmond, IN

Jan 21st 4:00-5:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Brunswick, ME

Jan 26th 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:30-4:30 pm Teepa Snow Educational Sessions / Rock Hill, SC


CLINICAL TRIALS:

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:

Montpelier, Vermont

Native Americans, primarily from the Abenaki nation, lived in Vermont for thousands of years. Recent archaeological research shows that there were permanent Paleoindian settlements in many places in Vermont. Ancient Native Americans first came into Vermont hunting big game animals, such as caribou and mastodon, after the last glacier receded. In time, forests grew and the Abenaki learned to hunt smaller animals, gather herbs and berries, and make maple syrup. Today the Abenaki continue many of these traditional customs. Many place names in Vermont use Abenaki words. For example, Winooski means wild onion place and Ascutney means at the end of the river.

Vermont was an independent republic before joining the Union. Between 1777, when Vermont established its independence, and 1791, when Vermont joined the Union as the 14th state, Vermont was truly independent - with its own coins and its own postal service. French explorer Samuel de Champlain came to Vermont in 1609 guided by Algonquin Indians from Canada. He claimed northern Vermont for France. The French built the first fort in Vermont at Isle LaMotte and established other smaller settlements. When the British won the French and Indian War in 1763, the territory became part of what is now New England.

The first British settlement was at Fort Dummer (near Brattleboro), built as a defense against the French and their Indian allies. After the French and Indian War, the English began to settle the territory, which became known as the New Hampshire Grants, but was also claimed by New York.

Since both New York and New Hampshire claimed Vermont, many settlers who received land from the New Hampshire government found that other settlers were given the same land from the New York government. In 1775, the Green Mountain Boys formed to defend the New Hampshire land grants against the New Yorkers. Ethan Allen, one of Vermont's founders, led this army until the British captured him.

The Green Mountain Boys became famous for their role in the American Revolution at the battles of Hubbardton and Bennington in 1777. After these battles, the Green Mountain Boys returned home and declared Vermont an independent republic. In 1790, New York consented to the admission of Vermont into the Union (for a payment of $30,000) and stated the New York-Vermont boundary should be the mid-channel of Lake Champlain.

In 1791, fourteen years after declaring independence, Vermont became the 14th state, and the first state to join the Union after the original 13 colonies.

Click here for caregiver support groups in this area....

Louise Gluck B 1943

Louise Glück is considered by many to be one of America’s most talented contemporary poets. Her poetry is noted for its technical precision, sensitivity, and insight into loneliness, family relationships, divorce, and death.

Early Darkness
How can you say
earth should give me joy? Each thing
born is my burden; I cannot succeed
with all of you.

And you would like to dictate to me,
you would like to tell me
who among you is most valuable,
who most resembles me.
And you hold up as an example
the pure life, the detachment
you struggle to acheive--

How can you understand me
when you cannot understand yourselves?
Your memory is not
powerful enough, it will not
reach back far enough--

Never forget you are my children.
You are not suffering because you touched each other
but because you were born,
because you required life
separate from me.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Vermont Maple Float

3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 scoop vanilla ice cream

Pour milk into tall glass, stir in maple syrup. Mix well, and top with a scoop of ice cream.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What is the highest of Vermont's peaks?

2. Montpelier is the only state capital without what fast food chain?

3. What is Vermont's largest employer?

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; Arches, Canyon Lands, Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef / Crossroads Of The West / Dinosaur Fossils

We have designed the shopping experience of our store to make it easier for the Alzheimer's & dementia communities to find the products they need for their patients and loved ones.

You can choose to shop either by Stages (Early, Middle, Late), by Category, by browsing our entire store, or by our most popular products.

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....