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eNews February 2016 Volume I


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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!!

Scientists Theorize Alzheimer's Disease May Be Transmissible Through Surgery, Medical Procedures

Once again, scientists have raised the specter of Alzheimer’s as an infectious disease, theorizing it could be transmitted through some medical procedures and surgeries. Though this possibility is purely theoretical, the “circumstantial evidence for such transmission” is growing, say Swiss and Austrian researchers. (read more at Medical Daily)

Dr. Diane Gorgas: The Thin Line Between Delirium, Dementia

The family gathered outside of the room was impressive. There must have been six or seven there on Christmas Day. All looked somber. They had brought in their clan's 86-year-old matriarch, concerned that it was time to put her in a nursing home. That's not unusual over the holidays, when children and grandchildren visit a loved one and are surprised to find that person's living conditions and mental faculties have deteriorated since the last visit. (read more at Columbus Dispatch)

Avoid Typical Senior Health Issues

The idea of aging gracefully can seem like a terribly frustrating oxymoron. After all, what is graceful about gaining weight, incontinence and heart disease, not to mention the plethora of other health ailments that can creep into our lives as we age? The point isn’t so much that we can prevent everything, but there are steps we can take to minimize the negative impact of aging. Read on and see if you recognize any of these issues or conditions and their associated solutions.. (read more at Press & Guide)

Sanders Tells Seniors He Wants To Expand Social Security

Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to senior citizens Monday in Laconia and called for expanding Social Security benefits. (read more at WMUR)


Feb 1st 1:00-2:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Brooksville, FL

Feb 2nd 6:00-7:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Amsterdam, NY

Feb 3rd 1:00-2:00 pm Dementia/Alzheimer's Support Group / Waterville, OH

Feb 4th 9:30 am Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters / Green Valley, AZ

Feb 16th 7:00-8:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Denison, TX


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 Jeff Silverman!!

JEFFREY R. SILVERMAN JD*, CFP® is an experienced financial planning professional. Being both a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and a licensed attorney in the State of New York, he has the combined experiences in financial and legal matters to successfully handle the many issues involved with estate and financial planning. Mr. Silverman works with his clients to develop and implement effective lifetime planning strategies to assure that their needs are properly handled throughout their lives and for future generations. Jeff is also dedicated to special needs planning and is involved with various organizations such as Special Olympics and Easter Seals.
Visit his site here...

FDA Approved Medications To Treat Alzheimer's Disease:

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


Phone: (800) 752-3238

Welcome to our newsletter!

On February 2, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob - in front of thousands of followers from all over the world - to predict the weather for the rest of winter.
According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. What's your prediction??

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Limelight On Your Town:

Olympia, Washington

Located on the southernmost point of Puget Sound, the peninsula known as Olympia was "Cheetwoot" (the black bear place) to the Coastal Salish who occupied the site for many generations before the American settlement was established.

The end of what we now know as Budd Inlet was a favorite shellfish gathering site for many Coastal Salish tribes, including the Nisqually, Duwamish and Squaxin. Evidence exists that potlatches, the Northwest tribal custom in which tribal leaders shared their wealth with neighboring tribal groups, were held both east and west of the Inlet near Olympia. The falls of the Deschutes River at Tumwater called "Stehtsasamish" by the Nisqually Indians may have been occupied as a permanent village site for shellfish and salmon harvesting for 500 years or more before the coming of white settlers.

The first American settlers were Levi Lathrop Smith and Edmund Sylvester who claimed the town site in 1846, naming it Smither or Smithster (and later Smithfield), after themselves. The town was officially platted in 1850 by Sylvester, at which point it was given the name Olympia, as suggested by Isaac N. Ebey, a local resident in recognition of the view of the majestic Olympic mountains seen to the north on a clear day. Sylvester, a Maine native, laid out a town in a New England style with a town square, tree lined streets, land for schools, a Masonic Hall, and capitol grounds.

When Washington became a state in 1889 with Olympia as the capital, the city grew and prospered adding amenities such as an opera house, city water system, street car line, street lamps, and a new hotel to accommodate visiting legislators. State government has been housed in a series of buildings in Olympia, including the former county courthouse in downtown.

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

Sanuel Green b.1948

Samuel Green served as the inaugural poet laureate of Washington. He received an NEA Fellowship in poetry and a fellowship in literature from the Artist Trust of Washington. He is co-publisher of Brooding Heron Press on Waldron Island, Washington.

Night Dive
Down here, no light but what we carry with us.
Everywhere we point our hands we scrawl
color: bulging eyes, spines, teeth or clinging tentacles.
At negative buoyancy, when heavy hands
seem to grasp & pull us down, we let them,

we don’t inflate our vests, but let the scrubbed cheeks
of rocks slide past in amniotic calm.
At sixty feet we douse our lights, cemented
by the weight of the dark, of water, the grip
of the sea’s absolute silence. Our groping

hands brush the open mouths of anemones,
which shower us in particles of phosphor
radiant as halos. As in meditation,
or in deepest prayer,
there is no knowing what we will see.

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item # H009

Thumball Memory Activity

Thumball is a memory activity game that also enhances dexterity and hand/eye coordination. These high quality, soft, stuffed (not inflated) soccer-style balls are safety tested, easy to toss and catch and pleasing to the touch.

Price: $14.50

Recipe Of The Week:

Baked Asparagus With Balsamic Butter Sauce

1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
cooking spray
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Arrange the asparagus on a baking sheet. Coat with cooking spray, and season with salt and pepper.
Bake asparagus 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tender.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, and stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Pour over the baked asparagus to serve.

Tip: Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Trivia Challenge:

1. Medina is the home of what US wealthiest man?

2. Who is Mount Rainier named after?

3. Seattle is the birthplace to what coffee chain?

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 Katherine from Nashville, TN~Winner of our Jan Trivia Contest!!!

Answers to last week's trivia; Tobacco / George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Harrison, Josh Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Woodrow Wilson / The Union Pacific Railway


> 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....