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eNews May 2016 Volume II

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Latest Articles

Sporting Events In May

Poetry Reading

Recipe Of The Week

Events Calendar

Trivia Challenge

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!!

Could A New Treatment Stop Alzheimer's Disease Before It Starts?

What if doctors could detect and treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease 10 or even 20 years before a patient’s memory problems begin? That is the auspicious goal of the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s study, or the A4 study for short. The three-year clinical trial, which began in early 2014, is testing a new investigational treatment for Alzheimer’s..(read more at Observer)

Study Contradicts That Cancer Protects Against Alzheimer's

Despite studies that claim people with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease--raising the possibility that what triggers cancer also prevents the neurodegenerative disorder--a new investigation finds a more somber explanation. Many cancer patients don’t live long enough to get Alzheimer’s. (read more at Science Daily)

Inflammation May Hold Key To Cognitive Decline In Alzheimer's Disease

A new study poses an intriguing question: Does gum disease accelerate cognitive decline in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease? The answer may be found in inflammation.(read more at HuffPost)

Warfarin, AF May Each Contribute To Dementia Risk In Atrial Fibrillation

In more than 10,000 patients with different diseases who were receiving warfarin therapy to prevent clots and stroke, those who had atrial fibrillation (AF) as opposed to thromboembolism or a mechanical heart valve were more likely to develop dementia. including Alzheimer's disease.(read more at Medscape)

Sea Hero Quest Game App Aims To Help Researchers Better Understand Dementia

A new, free game in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store is now helping researchers better understand dementia. Sea Hero Quest was developed by experts from the University College London, University of East Anglia, Alzheimer's Research UK and Glitchers. Gamers who play for just two minutes will be able to provide the equivalent of five hours of lab-based research data, according to its creators.(read more at Tech Times)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

May 9th 6:00-7:30 pm Caregiver Stress: Relief, Acceptance and Empowerment / Chicago, IL

May 10th 6:30-8:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Mocksville, NC

May 11th 7:00-8:30 pm Alzheimer's Family and Caregiver Support Group / Riverside, CA

May 12th 2:00-3:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / DeFuniak Springs, FL

May 13th 1:00-4:00 pm Living With Alzheimer's / Newark, DE


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....

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Sporting Events In May

Invictus Games

The Invictus Games Orlando 2016 for our Wounded Warriors will feature 10 competitive events including archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. All athletic competitions will take place at the Walt Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida May 8th-12th.


The inaugural Invictus Games in London 2014 used the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. The Invictus Games Foundation has been set up to develop this legacy, manage the process of selecting the hosts of future games and oversee their delivery.

How can they be recognized for their achievements and not given sympathy? Prince Harry asked these questions. On a trip to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013 he saw how the power of sport could help physically, psychologically and socially. His mind was made up. London would host the inaugural Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel.

The word ‘Invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and sick service personnel and what these tenacious men and women can achieve, post injury. The Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

These Games have shone a spotlight on the ‘unconquerable’ character of service men and women and their families and their ‘Invictus’ spirit. These Games have been about seeing guys sprinting for the finish line and then turning round to clap the last man in. They have been about teammates choosing to cross the line together, not wanting to come second, but not wanting the other guys to either. These Games have shown the very best of the human spirit.
Prince Harry

Invictus Games competitors are the men and women who have come face-to-face with the reality of making a sacrifice for their country. They are the mothers, fathers, husbands and wives who put their lives on the line and suffered life-changing injuries. These people are the embodiment of everything the Invictus Games stands for. They have been tested and challenged, but they have not been overcome. They have proven they cannot be defeated. They have the willpower to persevere and conquer new heights. The Games shined a spotlight on the sacrifices these men and women made serving their country, and their indefatigable drive to overcome.

Watch a video here....

'INVICTUS' - A POEM BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY

Generations have drawn on the words of William Ernest Henley's poem for strength during times of adversity. Henley was himself an amputee and the poem reflects his long battle with illness. The title means "unconquered" and the 16 short lines of the poem encapsulate the indefatigable human spirit, which is at the heart of the Invictus Games.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Spaghetti Squash Primavera

1 spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 large zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon dried Italian herb seasoning
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups chopped tomato
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Pierce the shell of the spaghetti squash with a fork and place in a microwave-safe dish; cook in microwave on High for 12 minutes. Set aside to cook until cool enough to handle. Slice in half lengthwise; remove the seeds. Use a fork to pull the flesh of the squash away from the shell and place into a large bowl; fluff with the fork to separate the strands as much as possible.


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until just tender, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking and stirring another 3 minutes. Stir the zucchini and green bell pepper into the mixture; season with the Italian herb seasoning and black pepper. Pour the tomatoes into the skillet. Continue cooking just until the tomatoes are warmed, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the squash to the skillet and toss until evenly mixed. Sprinkle with the feta cheese and toss again to serve.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What is the Invictus Games' slogan that perfectly sums up the bravery and resilience of these brave individuals?

2. Which member of the British royalty is the driving force behind these events?

3. Where will the games be held in 2017?

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 Charlotte Ford ~Winner of our Apr Trivia Contest!!!

Answers to last week's trivia; 5.7% / Steve Asmussen / General William Clark

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

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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....