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eNews April 2016 Volume II


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Favorite Birds To Watch

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!!

Ask Well: How Do You Die From Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes dementia, destroying memory, cognitive skills, the ability to care for oneself, speak and walk, said Ruth Drew, director of family and information services at the Alzheimer’s Association. “And since the brain affects everything, Alzheimer’s ultimately affects everything,” she said, “including the ability to swallow, cough and breathe.” (read more at NYTimes)

Stressful Life Can Cause Alzheimer's, Study Reveals

Elderly people are warned by a recent study that stress can increase their risk of having Alzheimer's disease. The research revealed that old people who are exposed to stressful situations are twice likely to develop a mental disorder that leads to Alzheimer's. (read more at Parent Herald)

Hall Of Famer Jerry Sloan Battling Parkinson's Disease, Lewy Body Dementia

Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan, the third-winningest coach in NBA history, has Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia, he revealed Wednesday to the The Salt Lake Tribune. Sloan, who still lives in Utah with his wife, Tammy, said he was diagnosed last fall but was going public now because his symptoms, including tremors and a hushed voice, have become more noticeable. (read more at ESPN)

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Brain Fog, Memory Loss Connection

Having a big belly can be cause for concern for a number of health reasons like heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. And now, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge, a bigger belly may also signal trouble for your brain. In a study, overweight participants scored 15% lower on memory recall tests than normal-weight people.(read more at General Health)

Forgetting To Exercise May Mean Memory Loss As You Age

Israel Brenner, 73, exercises four times a week. For him, that means peddling in a high-intensity spin class with people half his age. "I'm in great health," he said. He's one example of a growing body of evidence making the case that what's good for the heart is good for the brain.(read more at CBS News)


Apr 11th 1-2:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Brooksville, FL

Apr 12th 5-6:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Murray, KY

Apr 13th 7-8:30 pm Alzheimer's Family and Caregiver Support Group / Riverside, CA

Apr 14th 1-2:30 pm Alzheimer's Community Support Group / Ludington, MI

Apr 15th 10-11:30 am Early Stage Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group / Palo Alto, CA


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....

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FDA Approved Medications To Treat Alzheimer's Disease:

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


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Favorite Birds For Bird Watchers

With around 10,000 bird species to look at, it should come as no surprise that birdwatching (or ‘birding’) has become one of the more popular nature-related hobbies. These feathered friends are generally easier to see than other animals, many are brightly coloured, and they can be encountered wherever you travel.

The southern tip of one of the most densely populated states in the USA is one of the best birdwatching places on Earth. Cape May, NJ earns this distinction by merit of being situated smack in the middle of a major migration flyway. As a result, millions of hawks, shorebirds, seabirds, and songbirds pass through Cape May every autumn.

Bird watchers can identify many species from just a quick look. They’re using the four keys to visual identification: Size & Shape, Color Pattern, Behavior, and Habitat. You can practice with these common birds to see how the 4 keys work together:

Size & Shape: Tiny bird with large head, plump body, narrow tail, and short bill
Color Pattern: Shiny black cap and throat against white cheeks. Buffy sides; wings and back soft gray
Behavior: Busy, acrobatic, and often in feeding flocks of several species
Habitat: Forests, woodlots, backyards, and shrubby areas; in the West, associated with deciduous trees

Size & Shape: A sleek songbird with a swept-back crest, plump body and square-tipped tail
Color Pattern: Silky gray-brown, with yellow belly and red and yellow accents on wings and tail
Behavior: Often in large flocks, eating berries or catching insects over open water, giving high trilling call
Habitat: Woodlands, orchards, parks, and treed suburbs

Size & Shape: A large plover with large bill, large eye, and round head; long legs
Color Pattern: Golden brown above with two dark bands across the white breast
Behavior: Runs swiftly along ground or breaks into stiff-winged flight with shrill kill-deer call
Habitat: Open grassy and rocky areas, often far from water, including parking lots, lawns, and driveways

Size & Shape: A small, compact, fairly flat-headed sparrow with a long, notched tail
Color Pattern: Crisp, frosty gray-white below, striking rufous cap with black line through eye
Behavior: Often in flocks; feeds on open ground, sings from high in trees, often evergreens
Habitat: Open woodlands, forests with grassy clearings, parks, roadsides, yards.

Bird by Pablo Neruda

It was passed from one bird to another,
the whole gift of the day.
The day went from flute to flute,
went dressed in vegetation,
in flights which opened a tunnel
through the wind would pass
to where birds were breaking open
the dense blue air -
and there, night came in.

When I returned from so many journeys,
I stayed suspended and green
between sun and geography -
I saw how wings worked,
how perfumes are transmitted
by feathery telegraph,
and from above I saw the path,
the springs and the roof tiles,
the fishermen at their trades,
the trousers of the foam;
I saw it all from my green sky.
I had no more alphabet
than the swallows in their courses,
the tiny, shining water
of the small bird on fire
which dances out of the pollen.

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Mouth Care Without a Battle© is an evidence-based approach to person-centered daily mouth care for persons with cognitive and physical impairment. This DVD combines best practices in oral hygiene with proven techniques to overcome resistance to care among persons with dementia and related conditions.

Price: $69.95

Recipe Of The Week:

Spring Pasta With Fava Beans and Peas

1 1/2 cups shelled fava beans (about 1 3/4 pounds unshelled)
6 ounces uncooked campanelle or farfalle (bow tie pasta)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
6 center-cut bacon slices, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups sliced red onion
8 garlic cloves, sliced
3 ounces thinly sliced mushrooms
1 cup fresh shelled or frozen green peas, thawed
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 ounces fresh pecorino Romano cheese (about 6 tablespoons), grated and divided
1/2 cup torn basil leaves

1. Place fava beans in a large pot of boiling water; cook 1 minute. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain well. Remove tough outer skins from beans.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add bacon; sauté 3 minutes or until bacon begins to brown. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add mushrooms; sauté 3 minutes or until mushrooms begin to brown. Add fava beans and peas; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon oil, pasta, juice, and salt; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove pan from heat. Stir in 3 tablespoons cheese. Divide pasta mixture evenly among 4 bowls, and top evenly with remaining 3 tablespoons cheese and basil. Serve immediately.

Trivia Challenge:

1. When looking at a bird, what characteristics should you pay close attention to?

2. What is the fastest moving bird?

3. Identify the bird in the picture?

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 Nancy from Los Angeles, CA ~Winner of our Mar Trivia Contest!!!

Answers to last week's trivia; Melisuga helenae or tiny bee hummngbird / Nectar / From the rapid movement of the wings that make a humming sound


> 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....