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eNews January 2016 Volume IV

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!!

Down Syndrome Is Thought To Hold Clues To Alzheimer's

As people with Down syndrome live longer, they are increasingly grappling with a problem of aging—Alzheimer’s disease. New efforts are under way to address the challenges, including a push to find early changes in the blood or brain associated with Alzheimer’s, research into a possible vaccine, and the building of new homes to provide specialized care.(read more at WSJ)

How To Find The Right Dementia Care Facility

Susan Durden greets every resident by name during a morning tour of Angels for the Elderly in Montgomery, the specialty care assisted living facility she has owned and operated for more than a decade. (read more at AL.Com)

Wellflower CEO Floats 'Bring Your Parents To Work' Senior Care Model

What would it mean if the average life expectancy were to increase to 150 years? One change could be that corporations would need to allow employees to bring their elderly parents to work and provide on-site care. That’s according to Thomas J. DeRosa, CEO and President of Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN), one of the “Big Three” health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) that primarily focus on senior housing. (read more at Senior Housing News)

Sen. Susan Collins Talks About Fighting Scams Aimed At Retirees

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has served in the Senate since 1997 and has chaired the Senate Special Committee on Aging since last January. In that role, she has held multiple hearings on scams aimed at seniors and retirees. We spoke about those scams — the new ones and the old ones. (read more at Washington Post)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

Jan 25th 6:00-7:00 pm Understanding & Responding To Dementia Related Behaviors / Marysville, OH

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

Jan 27th 9:30 am Alzheimer's Support Group / Marshall, MN

Jan 28th 11:00 am Know The 10 Signs / Chandler, AZ

Jan 29th 11:30 am Treasure Coast Luncheon / Stuart, FL


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:

Richmond, Virginia

Founded in 1737 near the Fall of the James, Richmond has a long, colorful, and complex history, stretching from the revolutionary years through the present. Patrick Henry delivered his incendiary “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech at St. John’s Episcopal Church. During the war, Virginia’s capital was moved to Richmond from Williamsburg for reasons of military security, where it has remained ever since. The city and its surrounding area were home to many notable individuals of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including the great Chief Justice John Marshall, whose house in the notable Court End neighborhood is open to the public as a museum today. Gabriel Prosser led one of the most important early slave rebellions in the nation’s history just outside Richmond, in Henrico County. Edgar Allan Poe lived just a few blocks away from the Old Stone House, one of Richmond’s few remaining colonial structures that is today home to the Poe Museum.

Richmond served as the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War, and although much of the existing downtown was burned in 1865, a number of important landmarks of the era remain. The Virginia State Capitol served as the capitol of the Confederacy during the war years; the nearby White House of the Confederacy, today the Museum of the Confederacy, was the executive mansion of Jefferson Davis. The Tredegar Iron Works, which produced artillery for the military, also survived the conflagration and now houses the American Civil War Center, a museum that showcases the war from three viewpoints: North, South, and the enslaved. The Lumpkin’s Jail archaeological site, called “the Devil’s Half-Acre” in its time, provides a glimpse of Richmond's darker past as one of the nation’s largest slave-trading markets.

After Reconstruction, Richmond once again rose to prominence. It launched the world’s first electric streetcar system in 1888. Historically black neighborhood Jackson Ward became a thriving center of African-American culture and business in the first half of the 20th century. In the 1990s, Richmond native L. Douglas Wilder made headlines when he became the nation’s first black governor to be elected since Reconstruction. Today, although Richmond has surged into the 21st century with significant achievements in business and innovation, it still remains informed by its diverse past.

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

Forrest Gander B 1956

Born in California’s Mojave Desert, poet Forrest Gander grew up in Virginia and attended the College of William & Mary, where he majored in geology. After receiving an MA in literature from San Francisco State University, Gander moved to Mexico, then to Arkansas, where his poetry—informed by his knowledge of geology—turned its attention to landscape as foreground or source of action.

Abscess
Good morning kiss. Their teeth glance. Clack of June
bugs against pane. On the porch a young man
in the full sun rocking.
Jars incubate tomato plants. His mother sweeps the dirt
yard away from flowering vinca and bottle tree.
Straightens up, one-eyed by ragged hens. As her boy
ambles away to the steady pulse
in his skull.
The cattle gate
swinging open behind him.
She takes a headache powder
and it is nineteen and twenty seven.
The James overruns its levee, backs up
the Blackwater. Nineteen and twenty nine: she reads his postcard,
the tobacco crop burns. Nineteen and thirty, drought.
Long limp bags drag through fields. The Lord whistles
for the fly. Revival tents threaten a rain
of scorpions. To cure her hiccups,
the woman sees a hypnotist. Promptly
coughs herself to death. In pungs marked men ride. The son
is blown away. No one returns in this story. No one escapes.
The tribe is glued together for ruination, friends.
There is no more time, there is no way out.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Williamsburg Cookies

2 egg whites
2 cups light brown sugar
2 cups chopped pecans
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Beat egg whites until stiff. Add salt and beat. Add brown sugar gradually. Sprinkle flour over pecans and add to mixture. Add vanilla.
Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. (Use low fat, non-stick spray for less fat). Bake at 275 degrees F (135 degrees C) for 12 - 15 minutes.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What is the major cash crop of Virginia?

2. Name the six President's born in Virginia?

3. The first successful electric street railway was established in 1888 in Richmond, VA. What is it known as?

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; Mount Mansfield / McDonalds / IBM

BONUS TRIVIA QUESTION ~ WINNER WILL RECEIVE A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE ALZHEIMER'S STORE

> In the book, 'Cat's Cradle' by Kurt Vonnegut, who does the author intend to be the smartest character in the book and why?

Music therapy for dementia patients boosts their memories by listening to their favorite songs. Be sure to take a peek at our most popular Music Players~Item #2115

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....