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eNews February 2016 Volume III


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Limelight On Your Town

Poetry Reading

Recipe Of The Week

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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!!

New Study Shows Signs Of Hope Against Dementia

It's been widely predicted that the U.S. is headed toward an explosion in cases of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia as the population ages. Yet new research suggests some positive signs: the rate of new dementia cases is actually declining, and better heart health efforts may be making a difference. (read more at CBS News)

Frontotemporal Dementia Linked To Abnormal Eating

The first study to investigate eating patterns in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in a scientific manner has found that patients with this disorder do have clear-cut inappropriate dietary habits. (read more at Medscape)

New Drug Smuggling Scam Targets Elderly Americans

An emerging scam is relatively new to authorities, but it has already landed several victims in foreign prisons. International drug smugglers are targeting elderly Americans and others, conning them into flying drugs from country to country. (read more at Tucson News Now)

When Seniors Stop Driving, Worse Health May Result

Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds. The review of 16 published studies found that seniors tended to show poorer health after they stopped driving -- particularly in terms of depression. (read more at WebMD)


Feb 15th 10:00 am-12:00 pm Dementia Caregiver Support Group / Irvine, CA

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

Feb 17th 6:00-7:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Atlanta, GA

Feb 18th 4:00-5:00 pm Dementia Caregiver Support Group / Brunswick, ME

Feb 19th 7:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver 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)


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Limelight On Your Town:

Madison, Wisconsin

Named after President James Madison, on April 1, 1809, 700 acres became known as the town of Madison. At the turn of the 19th century, pioneers trickled into the area to take full advantage of the bountiful land of the Northwest Territory. During the 1820's, Madison had 123 homes and the population had passed the 1,000 mark. Also during that time, stores and businesses lined the often-muddy dirt streets and livestock could be seen herded down Main Street. Construction of Michigan Road in the early 1830’s made Madison an important transportation hub, linking the Ohio River with Indiana’s interior and the rest of the Northwest Territory.

Madison’s Golden Age occurred during the middle of the 19th century when it rivaled any other city in the state. Business and financial institutions flourished, while mills and foundries were at full production. With the Mammoth Internal Improvements Act of 1836, Madison developed into a major cog of the regional economy. With the introduction of the railroad in 1847, farm products could be more easily transported to Madison for processing and shipping up and down the Ohio River.

Today, Madison has become a small, tightly knit community known for its historic buildings, rich history, unique businesses and shops, and its beautiful scenery, parks, and recreational activities. With so many opportunities in Madison, once you come here, you’ll never want to live anywhere else!

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

Alter Esselin 1889-1974

Alter Esselin was a Russian-born American poet who wrote in the Yiddish language. He was born in Tchernigov, Russia and died in Milwaukee, Wisconson. In fifty years of his life, he wrote and had published several hundred poems in such publications as Di goldene keyt, Di veg, Kundus, The Zukunft or Di Tsukunft (The Future) and many others. Esselin’s poetry often dealt with themes that are thought to be morbid and pessimistic... loneliness, the bite of conscience, the scourge of poverty...themes that came directly from his life experiences. When his son, Joseph, once asked him why he chose such dark subjects, his answer was that when he began to write poetry he asked myself what he should write about, and the answer was simple: to write about themes that troubled him the most—in order to defy them, and thus to overcome them.

I Am In Love With Poetry
I'm in love with poetry and its beauty.
Immortal is the word of the true poet
And along with Keats I believe it's my duty
To infuse beauty and truth into every sonnet.

But I can tell whenever the agile, fine
Pen of the poet starts deviating
Even slightly from the straight line,
As well as when his sharp knife in creating
Cuts deep and blood overflows the site
Of a well crafted stanza. Oh, then, how his chest
Will swell--poetic truth must excite
Like the ripe beauty of a woman's breast.

But when the soft lies start to flow -
Lies that sound so sweet and fair,
I send them flying out the window
To mingle with the dust in the air.

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Item # 2020

Streaming Video Memory Aid

Relive the decade of the 1960s from TV, Movies and National Stories in this 10 minute interactive video. RetroFlix is an interactive program aimed at reigniting and sparking lost memories to those afflicted with early stages of dementia. Viewing the link while incorporating the User’s Guide allows for participation between the caregiver and patient.

Price: $24.95

Recipe Of The Week:

Wisconsin Cheese Soup

1 cup sliced carrots
2 cups chopped broccoli
1 cup water or chicken broth
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine carrots, broccoli, water, and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.

In a large saucepan, cook onion in butter over medium heat until onion is translucent. Stir in flour and pepper; cook 1 minute. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil, then stir in cheese until melted. Stir in reserved vegetables and cooking liquid. Heat through, and serve.

Trivia Challenge:

1. The state of Wisconsin has over 14,000 lakes. Which is the largest?

2. Wisconsin is the leading producer of which herb known to lower blood pressure, help with stress, and improve strength and promote relaxation?

3. What letter is its world's largest, found on a hillside just outside of Platteville, WI?

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; The New River Gorge Bridge (every Oct on Bridge Day, the bridge is closed to traffic while individuals parachute and bungee jump 876 ft off the bridge) / sales tax / Golden Delicious


> 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....