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eNews March 2016 Volume I

IN THIS ISSUE:

eNews Promotions

Latest Articles

Let's Go To The Movies

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!!

Keeping An Active Mind May Delay Alzheimer's Symptoms

A study released Wednesday says that educated folks who keep their minds active may be able to keep Alzheimer's symptoms at bay in later years. (read more at News Channel 7 Today)

What's Next For Treating Alzheimer's

Of the 244 potential Alzheimer's drugs tested in people over 10 years, only one of them earned FDA approval.Researcher Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, published that finding in a 2014 paper. The lone approval was for memantine (Namenda), used to treat dementia linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Since the paper was published, the agency greenlit a second drug, Namzaric. (read more at WebMD)

The Verdict On Statins and Dementia Prevention

Vascular risk factors, including high cholesterol levels, increase the risk for dementia due to Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia. Some observational studies have suggested an association between statin use and lowered incidence of dementia. (read more at Medscape)

Certain Laws Can Help When You Become a Senior Citizen

When you become a ‘senior,’ defined variously as 60 to 70 or older, you become eligible for legal benefits that are not available to your younger compatriots. While many of these laws are needs-based, some are not — for example, Social Security, Medicare, and others which are available to all of us. The following is a non-exclusive list of some of these laws which might be of interest. (read more at Business West)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

Feb 29th & Mar 1st 6-7:30 pm Legal & Financial / Peoria, IL

Feb 29th 7 pm Dementia Support Group / Fayetteville, AR

Mar 1st 10-11:30 am Dementia Support Group / Vancouver, WA

Mar 2nd 2:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Richmond,

IN

Mar 3rd 10:30 am-12 pm The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, & Alzheimer's / Great Barrington, MA

Mar 10th 1:30-3:30 pm Memory Cafe / Dix Hills, 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 Jr's Solutions!!

Jr's Solutions is a construction management and building company that is a recognized leader in the industry. They work with principal developers, homeowners, and officials on local as well as state levels.

Visit their site here...

FDA Approved Medications To Treat Alzheimer's Disease:

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

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We find leap years inspiring. Perhaps it's the feeling that we're getting an extra day. But February 29 is really not an extra day. It just a mathematical attempt to make up for lost time....

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Let's Go To The Movies

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Tina Fey has been making the rounds promoting her upcoming film “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” At a screening in Washington D.C. hosted by Paramount Pictures and the Motion Picture Association of America, Fey chatted about the film and why the production chose New Mexico.

Vice President Joseph Biden and his wife Jill were among the guests attending an MPAA-hosted D.C. screening of “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” the upcoming movie about journalist Kim Barker (played by Tina Fey), who reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan in the aftermath of 9/11. Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Al Franken, Lorne Michaels and MPAA chairman Chris Dodd also attended the event at the U.S. Navy Memorial, along with Fey and screenwriter Robert Carlock. The evening was scheduled to feature a discussion on wartime journalism.

Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton, Stephen Peacocke and Sheila Vand also star. The film is directed by “Crazy Stupid Love” helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is based on the true story of Kim Barker, played by Fey, an American journalist that reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan in the early 2000s. On the decision to film in New Mexico, Fey cited the mountainous desert terrain, access to the Kirtland Air Force base, and the state’s film tax credit program.

“For us, the terrain matching well was great. And there are tax credits for our industry in New Mexico,” said Fey. “We were also very generously given access to Kirtland Airforce Base…. It was a perfect combination that made the movie possible.”

According to the MPAA, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” spent more than $16.6 million in New Mexico, including $924,000 on lodging, over $500,000 on transportation, and more than $520,000 on catering, baked goods, and other food items. The production team also hired 480 local cast and crew and over 1,640 local extras.

The film opens nationwide on Friday, March 4. Watch the trailer here...

Fatma Kandil

Fatma Kandil was born in Cairo in 1958. A well-known new generation poet and short story writer, she also edits a journal of literary criticism, Fosoul (فصول).

Keys

The keys that don't open doors
are the keys that lock them,
and keys tangled in chains
have nothing but the drama of jingling.
But the key that dies in my pocket
reminds me it is time
that i became a reasonable woman
who lives in a house
without keys, without doors.

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item # 2080

Magic Painting Book

A magic painting book like you’ve never seen before, with wonderful vibrant colors. Both adults and children will be amazed when they use the special brush to paint water over the illustrations and a rainbow of colors is magically revealed.

Price: $15.00

Recipe Of The Week:

Falafel

1 cup dried chickpeas or 16 oz. can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans.
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons flour
Salt
Pepper
Oil for frying

Place dried chickpeas in a bowl, covering with cold water. Allow to soak overnight. Omit this step if using canned beans.

Drain chickpeas, and place in pan with fresh water, and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 5 minutes, then let simmer on low for about an hour. Drain and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper (to taste) in medium bowl. Add flour. Mash chickpeas, ensuring to mix ingredients together. You can also combine ingredients in a food processor. You want the result to be a thick paste.

Tip: This recipe does call for 2 tablespoons of flour, however, if you find your falafel is falling apart you can use more. Just add a little at time. Egg is also an acceptable binding agent, but only use 1 egg.

Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Slightly flatten. Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees until golden brown (5-7 minutes). Serve hot.

Trivia Challenge:

1. Who is the real journalist that inspired the film and what was the name of the book it draws from?

2. What does Whiskey Foxtrot Tango stand for?

3. Where did Tina Fey study drama and what movie made her big-screen debut?

Participate by emailing your answers to contact@alzstore.com and include your first name, city & state where you live to be in the running to win a gift certificate to The Alzheimer's Store!

Congratulations to Jill ~Winner of our Feb Trivia Contest!!!

Answers to last week's trivia; Yellowstone / Big Nose George / The Jackalope

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 designate 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....