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eNews February 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!!

Seattle Biotech Paves The Way For Alzheimer's Drug Trials, Pharma Licensing Deal

Fresh off a $10 million funding round, M3 Biotechnology is preparing for clinical trials for its Alzheimer’s drug. The Seattle company plans to begin conducting human safety trials for the treatment by the end of this year.. (read more at BizJournal)

Heartburn Drugs Tied To Dementia Risk

The popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors have been linked to a range of ills: bone fractures, kidney problems, infections and more. Now a large new study has found that they are associated with an increased risk for dementia as well. (read more at Well)

Seniors Embracing Fitness Classes Created Just For Them

Nick Zayatz considers himself blessed with good health. But the 67-year-old retired Passaic fire chief works for that. He and his wife, Kathy, are regular participants in the New Vitality intermediate T’ai Chi Chih class at Chilton Medical Center on Thursdays. (read more at Daily Record)

Blackouts In The Brain: A New Complex Systems Perspective On Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease relentlessly targets large-scale brain networks that support the formation of new memories. However, it remains a mystery as to why the disease selectively targets memory-related brain networks and how this relates to misfolded proteins seen by pathologists at autopsy. In an effort to bridge the divide between the targeted memory systems and the misfolded proteins and dying cells underneath, Mayo Clinic researchers have turned to the field of complex systems. (read more at MayoClinic)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

Feb 22nd 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group / Amarillo, TX

Feb 23rd 6:00-7:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Claremont, CA

Feb 24th 4:00 pm Memory Club Support Group / Minneapolis, MN

Feb 25th 1:30-3:30 pm Alzheimer's Support and Discussion Group / San Diego, CA

Feb 26th 12:00-1:00 pm Healthy Living For Your Brain & Body / Smithtown, NY


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 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:

(the last of our series)

Cheyenne, Wyoming

The U.S. acquired the land comprising Wyoming from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. John Colter, a fur-trapper, is the first white man known to have entered the region. In 1807 he explored the Yellowstone area and brought back news of its geysers and hot springs.

Robert Stuart pioneered the Oregon Trail across Wyoming in 1812–1813 and, in 1834, Fort Laramie, the first permanent trading post in Wyoming, was built. Western Wyoming was obtained by the U.S. in the 1846 Oregon Treaty with Great Britain and as a result of the treaty ending the Mexican War in 1848.

The City of Cheyenne had its beginning in 1867, when the Union Pacific Railroad came through on its way to the west coast. The town site was first surveyed by General Grenville Dodge and was named for an Indian tribe that roamed the area (originally called ‘Shey’ an’ nah’, belonging to the tribe of Alogonquian, the largest family of Indians on the North American Continent). Settlement came so fast that the nickname "Magic City of the Plains" was adopted. When the Wyoming Territory was organized in 1869, Wyoming women became the first in the nation to obtain the right to vote. In 1925 Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman governor in the United States.

Wyoming's towering mountains and vast plains provide spectacular scenery, grazing lands for sheep and cattle, and rich mineral deposits.

Wyoming is the leading coal-producing state and a leader in the production of petroleum and natural gas. Wyoming has the world's largest sodium carbonate (natrona) deposits and has the nation's second largest uranium deposits.

A leading producer of sheep and wool, Wyoming is also a major producer of beef cattle and hogs. Principal crops include wheat, oats, sugar beets, corn, barley, and alfalfa.

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

Steve Eng

Steve lives with his wife, Anne, in Portland, OR. A condition called Primary Progressive Aphasia has caused dementia “…and severed all the links of language with the past,” making his poetry speak all the more for him.

Wyoming Winter
It’s a Wyoming winter--there’s snowflakes and sleet coming down,
The cowboy is hiding away from the trouble in town.

Now, the gambler he cheated the cowboy of wages,
With cards that he chose to conceal,
So the cowboy he pulled out a pistol and shot it,
And the gambler, he lost his last deal.

Then the cowboy, he rides toward the line-shack and stays there,
While Wyoming winter-winds wail,
Soon the store-keeper’s daughter arrives with provisions,
And a posse that’s close on her trail.

Now the posse gives up and turns back in the blizzard,
While Wyoming winter winds roar,
Then the lovers, they travel from Cheyenne to Denver,
And they marry, and open a store.

It’s a Wyoming winter, there’s snowflakes and sleet coming down,
It’s a Wyoming winter, they’re safe from the trouble in town.

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item # 0107

Automatic Stove Shut Off System


The iGuardStove automatically shuts off your stove when it sees that you have been distracted or forgotten your cooking. The Auto Stove Shut Off System by iGuardStove has the ability to track how often the stove has been forgotten for up to 12 months so family members and caregivers can monitor memory changes from month to month. It has Temperature Alerts, an Emergency Quick Shut Off button, Late Night Locks, Text Alerts, Gas Leak Detectors and so much more. All in one small device and there is nothing else like it. Choose from either the Smart Model or the Intelligent Model.

Price: $449.99 / $549.00

Recipe Of The Week:

Rainbow Trout With Yogurt Sauce

1 cup plain yogurt
1 cucumber, shredded
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill weed
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
4 (6 ounce) fillets rainbow trout
1 pinch lemon pepper

In a medium bowl combine the yogurt, cucumber, dill, lemon zest, olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Turn oven broiler on. Coat a broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Sprinkle fillets with lemon pepper and place on broiler pan. broil for about 8 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. To serve spoon yogurt sauce over fish.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What national park was designated as the first in the nation and has more geysers than any other geyser field in the world?

2. The remains of outlaw, George Manuse, is at the Carbon County Museum. What was his nickname?

3. What mystical creature is said to exist in Wyoming - its a cross between a now extinct pygmy-dder and a species of rabbit?

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; Winnebago / Ginseng Root / M stands for mining as in the Wisoncsin Mining School

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....