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eNews March 2016 Volume IV

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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!!

Memories Retrieved In Mutant Alzheimer's Mice

People with Alzheimer's disease may forget faces or where they left familiar objects because their brains cannot find where they put those memories, a study in mice suggests. The study, reported in Nature, contradicts the notion that Alzheimer’s prevents the brain from making new memories. It also suggests that brain stimulation might temporarily improve the memories of patients in the early stages of the disease. (read more at Scientific America)

Maple Syrup May Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Maple syrup may help fight Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found. The key components are the botanical compounds that provide protective effects to the brain. With this, Alzheimer's disease treatment may soon be more efficient and sweeter, literally. (read more at Tech Times)

We Need To Be More Open About Alzheimer's Disease

We like to talk about our health. Conversations around the office water cooler and over the luncheon table often include swapping mammogram results; cholesterol, glucose and bone density numbers; blood pressures and prostate tests, as well as the many drugs and other interventions we’re taking to manage them. These conversations may soon include a new topic, Alzheimer’s disease, and as they do, they’ll take on substantial gravity. (read more at Forbes)

Several Alternative Health Services Available For Senior Citizens

Sooner or later, many middle generation, working families make an uncomfortable discovery when they visit aging loved ones. Something's not right."Typically, it's during the holidays," said Kearn Cherry, operations manager for PRN Home Care. "The parents don't want to tell the kids what's going on. But the kids will come home and notice that Mom and Dad are forgetting a little bit more than normal." (read more at Sun Herald)

Increased Dementia Risk In Women-A Matter Of Proteins?

Gender-specific differences between the levels and structures of proteins present in the white matter and the mitochondria of the brains of men and women suffering from dementia have been revealed for the first time in a study published in the open access journal Molecular Brain. (read more at Science 2.0)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

Mar 21st 7:00-8:30 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Monterey, CA

Mar 22nd 5:30-6:30 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Lexington, MA

Mar 23rd 6:30-7:30 pm Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Group / Casper, WY

Mar 24th 11:00 am Alzheimer's Support Group / Sunnyfield, FL

Mar 25th 11:30 am-12:30 pm Healthy Habits For A Healthier You / Ashtabula, OH

Mar 26th 11:00 am-1:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Mount Vernon, 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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Let's Go To The Movies

The Young Messiah

Based on the novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice, The Young Messiah is a biblical drama that imagines the life of Jesus at age seven. As his family travel from Egypt to Nazareth, the young Jesus (Adam Greaves-Neal) wishes to learn more about his identity and place in the world. Meanwhile, Herod Antipas (Jonathan Bailey) dispatches a Roman centurion (Sean Bean) to hunt down and kill the boy, whose miraculous powers might be a threat to his reign. Sara Lazzaro and Vincent Walsh also star in this film from director Cyrus Nowrasteh.

A number of film reviewers have criticized Nowrasteh for not staying true to the Bible. Nowrasteh spoke with FOX411 to dispel the critics and defend his film.

“This movie is a reverential and a respectful movie towards Jesus and the faith and Christianity,” he insisted. “There is nothing in this movie -- and I have been told this from numerous Theologians and people who I talk to and who advise me -- there is nothing in this movie that contradicts anything that is in the Bible.”

The Young Messiah is now in theaters. Watch the trailer here...

Helen Steiner Rice 1900-1981

Helen Steiner Rice was an American writer of religious and inspirational poetry. Rice became a successful businesswoman and lecturer, but found her most satisfying outlet in writing verse for the greeting card company Gibson Greetings. Her poems received wide exposure in the 1960s when several were read by Aladdin on the poetry segment of the Lawrence Welk television show. The demand for her poems became so great that her books are still selling steadily after many printings, and she has been acclaimed as "America's beloved inspirational poet laureate". Her strong religious faith and the ability she had to express deep emotion gave her poems timeless appeal.

Easter Reflections

With OUR EYES we see
The beauty of Easter
as the earth awakens once more...

With OUR EARS we hear
The birds sing sweetly
to tell us Spring again is here...

With OUR HANDS we pick
the golden daffodils
and the fragrant hyacinths...

But only with OUR HEARTS
can we feel the MIRACLE of GOD'S LOVE
which redeems all men...

And only with OUR SOUL
can we make our 'pilgrimage to God'
and inherit His Easter Gift of ETERNAL LIFE.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Braided Easter Egg Bread

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
5 whole eggs, dyed if desired
2 tablespoons butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt and yeast; stir well. Combine milk and butter in a small saucepan; heat until milk is warm and butter is softened but not melted.

Gradually add the milk and butter to the flour mixture; stirring constantly. Add two eggs and 1/2 cup flour; beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal size rounds; cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll each round into a long roll about 36 inches long and 1 1/2 inches thick. Using the two long pieces of dough, form a loosely braided ring, leaving spaces for the five colored eggs. Seal the ends of the ring together and use your fingers to slide the eggs between the braids of dough.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place loaf on a buttered baking sheet and cover loosely with a damp towel. Place loaf in a warm place and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes. Brush risen loaf with melted butter.

Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until golden.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What was the name of the British series where Adam Greaves-Neal played gullible brother, Louie?

2. What series is author, Anne Rice best known for?

3. Why do the actors in the movie all speak with a British accent when they are supposed to be Middle Eastern?

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; Burleson, TX / Digestive Disorders / Hardin-Simmons University

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....