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eNews February 2016 Volume II


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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!!

Head Injuries And Alzheimer's Plaques

Suffering a traumatic brain injury may lead to a buildup of Alzheimer's-type plaques in the brain, including in regions not typically affected by such plaques, a small new study suggests. (read more at Health Day News)

Ted Cruz Joining In Call For Greater Spending On Alzheimer's Research

Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called for a big bump in funding to cure Alzheimer’s at a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., on Thursday. (read more at StatNews)

Amyloid Deposits In TBI Similiar To Alzheimer's

Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a pattern of beta-amyloid deposition in their brains that is similar to, yet distinct from, Alzheimer's disease, researchers found.

(read more at MedPage Today)

Bernie Sanders' Health Care For All and Free College: Idealism or Practical Realism?

Republicans and other critics call Bernie Sanders' proposals for single payer health care for all and free college education impractical idealism. Do these proposals represent idealism? And are they impractical? (read more at HuffPost)


Feb 8th 6:00-8:00 pm Spanish Language Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Salinas, CA

Feb 9th 1:30 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Brookfield, WI

Feb 10th 12:00-2:00 pm Reframing Challenging Behaviors When Dementia Is In The Picture / Strongsville, OH

Feb 11th 10:0-11:150 am Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Hawthorne, NY

Feb 12th 10:00-11:00 am Caregiver's Support Group / Wycoff, NJ

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.

Visit his site here...

FDA Approved Medications To Treat Alzheimer's Disease:

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


Phone: (800) 752-3238

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Limelight On Your Town:

Charleston, West Virginia

Centuries before the first white frontiersmen explored the area that is now Charleston, the Adena, a Native American tribe, inhabited the Kanawha Valley. The Adenas were mound builders, and one of West Virginia's largest examples of their unique earthworks is located in downtown South Charleston. The influx of traders and land surveyors—most of whom were Virginians—into the Kanawha Valley region began in the mid-1760s.

The governor of Virginia instructed Colonel Clendenin to organize a company of soldiers to protect the Kanawha Valley from native raiding parties. In 1788, the colonel erected a fort on a portion of his land that ran along the river. The completion of this stockade—known officially as Fort Lee but often referred to as Clendenin's Settlement—and the security it represented attracted a number of pioneers to the area in just a few years. So many people had settled there by 1794 that some of the other Clendenin land holdings were divided into lots, and the Virginia Assembly authorized the creation of a town, named Charles Town in honor of George Clendenin's father.

Salt manufacturing was the first industry to gain a foothold in Charleston. In 1797, a salt furnace was constructed in nearby Malden, and by the mid-1800s Kanawha Valley salt was being shipped from Charleston to all parts of the country. Throughout the first half of the century the city also grew in importance as a transportation center, primarily as a point of transfer for east-west travelers who arrived by wagon or on horseback and continued their journey by boat.

The Civil War divided Charleston. Some citizens fought for the Confederacy, but most sided with the Union. The conflict also hastened the decline of the salt trade (which had already reached its peak around 1856) and forced the development of alternative industries, particularly those involving coal, oil, and gas. The city grew rapidly after the war, aided in part by the relocation of West Virginia's capital from Wheeling to Charleston in 1870. The coming of the railroad in 1873 and improved navigation on the Kanawha River opened up coal mining on an even larger scale, and Charleston prospered as a market and wholesale center. In the years since World War I, Charleston has come to rely more and more on the manufacture of synthetic materials as the basis of its industrial economy; during World War II, for example, the Kanawha Valley was a center for synthetic rubber production. Thus, as has been the case since its earliest days as a frontier town, the fortunes of the city are inextricably linked with the demand for the natural resources it has in such abundance.

Today's Charleston prides itself on its friendliness to visitors. The city's commitment to revitalization is evident throughout beautification and quality of life projects throughout the early years of the 21st century.

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

Linda Goodman 1925-1995

Linda Goodman was a New York Times bestselling American astrologer and poet. She is notable as the author of the first astrology book to make The New York Times Best Seller list.

Albert Had A Theory
I can't say how .. or why .. or when
but since you and I turned into Us
I know our Now .. was also Then

how many times
have we felt this need ?

the Present is but a memory
we're moving through
at a different rate of speed

the beautiful simplicity
of Einstein's relativity is clear

Yesterday will soon return
and Tomorrow has already been here

now I shall not ever fear to draw
my final Earthbound breath

for there is no Life
until you love
and then there is no death

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Item # 3026

Family Moments DVD

Alzheimer's impacts families, caregivers and individuals in so many unexpected ways. The Family Moments DVD presentation provides expert information and shows how to build bridges spanning the gap between the care provider and the person with Alzheimer's.

Price: $99.95

Recipe Of The Week:

West Virginia Style Hot Dog

4 hot dogs
4 hot dog buns
1 cup Chili, see below
1 cup store-bought coleslaw
1 tablespoon yellow mustard

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 medium yellow onion, grated
One 16-ounce can tomato sauce
One 12-ounce can tomato paste
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Grill, steam or boil the hot dogs. In the meantime, heat the Chili until hot throughout. Place each hot dog in a bun, and top each with a generous amount of Chili, coleslaw and yellow mustard, and then serve.

In a stockpot or Dutch oven, combine the beef (do not brown first), onions, tomato sauce, paste, chili powder, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic salt and 2 cups water. Mix until combined, then add the bay leaves. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for about 2 hours.

Stir in the vinegar and simmer another 30 minutes.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What bridge is the longest steel arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere?

2. West Virginia was the first state to have what type of tax?

3. What variety of applies are native to West Virginia?

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; Microsoft's Bill Gates / Peter Rainier, a British soldier who fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War / Starbucks


> 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....