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eNews March 2016 Volume III


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Clinical Studies

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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!!

Paper Calls For More Research Into Microbes As Cause Of Alzheimer's

In an editorial in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the experts say they are concerned that mainstream research appears to be neglecting the idea that microbes could be a cause of Alzheimer's disease - even though treatment based on it might slow or arrest the disease. (read more at Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's Projected To Bankrupt Medicare If Treatment Not Found

The Alzheimer's epidemic is being called a national crisis that's putting a serious burden on society. Experts said it is a disease that could end up hurting everyone, even those who do not know anyone with the disease. Projections are that Alzheimer's will become a trillion dollar disease that will bankrupt Medicare if a treatment is not found. (read more at Tuscan News Now)

Scientists Claim Link Between Herpes Virus and Alzheimer's

Roughly two-thirds of American adults have been exposed to the herpes type 1 virus (oral; type 2 is the genital one), and they could be predisposed to developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. So writes a group of 31 international scientists and clinicians in an editorial in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, stating that "substantial published evidence" suggests such a link and calling on researchers elsewhere to take action. (read more at Newser)

Why Is My Mother With Dementia So Difficult?

In caring for her 89-year-old mother, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Lynette Whiteman says a frequent battleground was the shower. “She wouldn’t accept any help in the way of an aide,” said Whiteman, of Tom’s River N.J. Whiteman, who is executive director of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, says that being educated on the illness helped her cope. (read more at Next Avenue)

Self-Driving Car Developer Betting On Senior Citizen Market

Florence Swanson has lived through every American car from the Ford Model T to the Tesla Model S. Now, at 94, she has stepped into what Google hopes will be the automotive future: self-driving vehicles. (read more at Insurance Journal)


Mar 14th 1:00-2:30 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Spokane, WA

Mar 15th 7:00-8:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Burley, ID

Mar 16th 3:30-4:30 pm Dementia Caregiver Support Group / Elmhurst, IL

Mar 17th 10:00-11:30 am Know The 10 Warning Signs / Columbus, GA

Mar 18th 9:45-11:00 am Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group / Tarpon Springs, FL

Mar 17th & 18th - 8:00 am-5:00 pm Alzheimer's Educational Conference / Palm Beach, FL **The Alzheimer's Store Will Be At This Event ..come visit us if you're in the area!!!


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:

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Visit their site here...

FDA Approved Medications To Treat Alzheimer's Disease:

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


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Let's Go To The Movies

Miracles From Heaven

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution.

After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.

While on the road promoting her upcoming film "Miracles From Heaven," popular actress Jennifer Garner ("Alias," "13 Going on 30," "Daredevil") said she hopes the inspirational film causes people to re-examine their faith and beliefs. "I think we have to pour some positivity back into the world. I think it's so necessary to focus on what's wrong and how we can fix it but it's also so incredibly important to see the beauty that's around us all the time so that we can foster that," Garner told The Christian Post about the Sony Pictures Entertainment film. "We can raise and lift up the importance of the smallest miracles that happen around us everyday."

"The blessing for me for this film is to be reminded of all that really matters, which is the health of your kids and your loved ones and yourself, so you can be with all these people and to be reminded to look for miracles wherever you can find them," said the mother of three. The film, also starring Queen Latifah and Martin Henderson (Everest), is based on the best-selling book by Christy Beam, who believes her daughter went to heaven after a near-death experience and was later miraculously cured of a disorder. The 13-year-old on which the story is based, Annabel, now has no symptoms and is not on any medication. Christie said knowing Garner was a blessing.

Miracles From Heaven is in theaters on March 16. Watch the trailer here...

Emily Dickinson 1830-1886

Emily Dickinson is one of America’s greatest and most original poets of all time. She took definition as her province and challenged the existing definitions of poetry and the poet’s work. Like writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman, she experimented with expression in order to free it from conventional restraints.

Going To Heaven!

Going to Heaven!
I don't know when—
Pray do not ask me how!
Indeed I'm too astonished
To think of answering you!
Going to Heaven!
How dim it sounds!
And yet it will be done
As sure as flocks go home at night
Unto the Shepherd's arm!

Perhaps you're going too!
Who knows?
If you should get there first
Save just a little space for me
Close to the two I lost—
The smallest "Robe" will fit me
And just a bit of "Crown"—
For you know we do not mind our dress
When we are going home—

I'm glad I don't believe it
For it would stop my breath—
And I'd like to look a little more
At such a curious Earth!
I'm glad they did believe it
Whom I have never found
Since the might Autumn afternoon
I left them in the ground.

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item # 0088

Activity Lock Box For Seniors

The Handyman's Box is among the few products that address the needs and interests of men with dementia. It is very well-made, with exquisite attention to every detail. This handmade, wooden tool box will give them the familiar feeling of working with unfinished wood and it is completed with interesting doors, locks, latches, hasps, and knobs. You can hide things in different compartments within this box to make it a challenging adult puzzle, or simply use it as a toy to fiddle with in order to keep the senses engaged.

**look for our full selection of activities and puzzles

Price: $79.00

Recipe Of The Week:

Lamb Stew

2 pounds lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound carrots, sliced
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 bottle (12 ounces) Guinness stout or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
6 medium red potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
4 bay leaves
2 fresh thyme sprigs
2 fresh rosemary sprigs
2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 325°. In an ovenproof Dutch oven, brown lamb in butter and oil in batches. Remove and keep warm. In the same pan, saute carrots and onions in drippings until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Gradually add broth and beer. Stir in lamb, potatoes, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper.

Cover and bake 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender, stirring every 30 minutes. Discard bay leaves, thyme and rosemary. Stir in cream; heat through.
Freeze option: Place individual portions of stew in freezer containers and freeze up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Trivia Challenge:

1. What city and state did the town of Miracles From Heaven take place in?

2. What illness did the character, Annabel display?

3. What university did the real life mom - Christy Beam - graduate from?

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; 30% / Captain Phillips / Herostratus


> 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....