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eNews March 2016 Volume V

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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!!

Computer Use Can Predict Early Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease

Can computer use help doctors predict who will develop Alzheimer's disease? Researchers of a new study think it is a real possibility. According to researchers from the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), older adults who rarely use their computers might have a higher risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia. (read more at HNGN)

Alzheimer's Has A Powerful New Treatment: Snake Venom

You really, really don’t want to get bitten by Bothrops asper, a pit viper commonly found in Central and South America. The myotoxins in its venom can kill if not treated quickly, and it’s one of the most common causes of snakebite in its range. But those same toxins may offer a powerful treatment for Alzheimer’s. (read more at Uproxx)

Dementia Risk Greater When Depression Symptons Increase Over Time

Older adults with high depressive symptoms that increased over time had nearly twice the risk of dementia than those with minimal depressive symptoms, according to new research published in JAMA Psychiatry. Adults with moderate depressive symptoms that increased over time, however, had no elevated risk for dementia. (read more at Psychiatry Advisor)

Senior Care Tax Write Offs

Most individuals want to hold on to every penny earned, so at tax time, we look for ways to deduct expenses, especially the high-cost medical bills. But Uncle Sam’s tax code is extremely complicated and difficult to understand, so you need guidance. (read more at ifallsjournal)

Brain Stimulation May Reverse Early-Stage Memory Loss In People With Alzheimer's Disease

If you’re like us, then you’ve probably wondered at least once or twice if the plot of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind could ever become a reality: Couples opt to have their memories erased, but later on they can always choose to watch the videos in which they detailed everything they wanted to forget. Is it possible we can use technology to stimulate the brain and recover lost memories? A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) says yes. (read more at Medical Daily)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

Mar 28th 1:00-2:300 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Spokane, WA

Mar 29th 7-6:00 pm Effective Communications Strategies / Euclid, OH

Mar 30th 6:-7:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Brandon, FL

Mar 31st 10:30 am-12:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Lago Vista, TX

Apr 1st 10:00 am Alzheimer's Support Group / Conroe, TX

Apr 2nd 1:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Garden Grove, CA


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

I Saw The Light

"I Saw the Light," the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.


English actor Tom Hiddleston will play the lead role and do his own singing in the film. The film, based on the 1994 biography by Colin Escott, George Merritt and William MacEwen, has been in development since 2009. Also starring are Elizabeth Olsen as the country star's wife (and mother to Hank Williams Jr.), Audrey Williams, Bradley Whitford as music publisher and songwriter Fred Rose, Davis Krumholz as New York journalist James Dolan, Cherry Jones as Williams' mother, Lillie Skipper, and Wrenn Schmidt as Bobbie Jett, who gave birth to the singer's daughter, Antha Belle Jett (who now goes by Jett Williams), just five days after his death on New Year's Day 1953.

Hank Williams was born in 1923 in Alabama. Among his many best-loved songs are such country classics as "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Jambalaya (on the Bayou)," "Lovesick Blues" "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Cold, Cold Heart." Williams made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry on June 11th, 1949, two weeks after Hank Jr. was born.

Williams, often referred to as the "Hillbilly Shakespeare" because of his heart-piercing lyrics and plaintive vocal style, was previously portrayed on the big screen by George Hamilton in the biopic, Your Cheatin' Heart, for which featured Hank Jr. provided his father's singing voice on the soundtrack.

I Saw The Light is now in theaters. Watch the trailer here...

A Poem By Harold R Hunt Sr

Hank Williams was born September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Alabama. Considered one of the most popular American country music singer/songwriters with songs like "Cold, Cold Heart," "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Hey, Good Lookin'" and "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive." He died of a heart attack at the age of 29 in 1953 in the backseat of his Cadillac.

Meeting Hank Williams Sr

I was setting in a store back 20 years ago.
When a car pulled up to the door.
A tall man in a cowboy hat came out and came in.
He sat down and began to tell us a story.
He ate a piece of pie and drank a coke.
Then he asked if he could play a few songs for us.
He sang I saw the light and your cheating heart like no one else could.
Then he got up and walked to the door. Tipped his hat and said tell them old Hank was here.
All you viewed from the door was the dust that rose from the ground.
Then we looked at each other and stated that it wasn't him. For it was Hank Williams and it was 1973.
Old Hank he died in 1953 Was this the ghost making someones day.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Southern Fried Chicken

6 chicken thighs
6 chicken drumsticks
2 tablespoons salt
1 quart cold water, to cover
2 cups cold buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon chicken seasoning mix (see note)
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons chicken seasoning mix (see note)
2 quarts vegetable oil for frying

Place chicken thighs and drumsticks in a large bowl, cover with cold water, and mix in salt. Cover and refrigerate from 8 hours to overnight.

Rinse chicken thoroughly. Mix buttermilk, beaten egg, and 1 teaspoon chicken seasoning in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.

Place chicken pieces into buttermilk mixture and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Place flour and 2 tablespoons chicken seasoning into a shallow bowl and mix until combined. Remove chicken from buttermilk bath, shake off excess buttermilk, and press into flour. Tap off excess flour.

Gently place chicken into hot oil, 3 or 4 pieces at a time; fry chicken until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes per batch.

Remove chicken pieces to a cooling rack set over paper towels to remove excess oil before serving.

To make chicken seasoning mix: Stir together 2 tablespoons black pepper, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1 tablespoon paprika, and 3 tablespoons salt. Store in an airtight container.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What was the name of Hank Williams' first band?

2. What Hank Williams' song did Elvis Presley refer to as 'probably the saddest song I've ever heard' - listen to it here ?

3. What was Hank Williams' alias name that he used while recording religious-themed songs?

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; All At Sea / Interview With The Vampire / Because Adam Greaves-Neal is from England and the producers cast around him, keeping everyone with similar accents

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....