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eNews May 2016 Volume III


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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!!

Brain Scans Find Protein Marker Of Alzheimer's Decline

Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer's disease - and those tangles may predict early symptoms, a finding with implications for better treatments..(read more at Fox News)

Yoga, Meditation May Ward Off Signs Of Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Chalk up one more benefit to doing yoga: A UCLA team of neuroscientists found that a three-month course of yoga and meditation helped minimize the cognitive and emotional problems that often precede Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. (read more at HuffPost)

Common Meds and Dementia: How Strong Is The Link?

Could your chances of getting dementia depend on what’s in your medicine cabinet? A new study found that medicines taken by millions for depression, asthma, allergies, and other conditions may raise that risk. (read more at WebMD)

Depression Course Predicts Dementia Risk

Patients with late-life depression have an increased risk of dementia if their symptoms increase over time, whereas a single episode of depression, even if severe, does not carry a significant risk, study findings indicate. (read more at News-Medical)

Take A Hike, Senior Citizens

Some nursing homes are evicting their most vulnerable and least profitable residents.(read more at LifeZette)


May 16th 9:30-11:30 am Caregiver Support Group / Wildwood, FL

May 17th 11:30 am-12:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Mesa, AZ

May 18th 6:00-7:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Rancho Cucamonga, CA

May 19th 9:00 am-4:00 pm Sacramento Educational Conference / Sacramento, CA

May 20th 10:00 am-12:00 pm Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group / Westfield, NJ


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~This study will determine the safety and efficacy of the experimental drug AZD0530 (saracatinib) in older adults with mild Alzheimer's disease. Researchers want to know if the drug can slow disease progression by inhibiting the protein Fyn kinase. Learn more...

A4~This study will test whether an investigational drug, solanezumab, can slow the progression of memory problems associated with amyloid, a protein that forms plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer disease. Participants who have normal thinking and memory function but may be at risk for developing Alzheimer's dementia are invited to participate. All volunteers will undergo a positron emission tomography (PET) scan to be determine their brain amyloid levels. Learn more...

GeneMatch~The GeneMatch program, part of the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry, aims to identify people interested in participating in research studies or clinical trials based in part on their genetic background. GeneMatch will collect genetic information from participants which may be used to match them to studies. Participants are under no obligation to pursue these study opportunities. Learn more..

SNIFF~This Phase II/III clinical trial will examine whether a type of insulin, when administered as a nasal spray, improves memory in adults with a mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease. The study will also provide evidence about how intranasal insulin works in the body. Learn more...

Tau PET Imaging~This study will evaluate a new radioactive compound, [18F]T807, used in positron emission tomography (PET) scans to identify tau tangles, a protein in the brain that is associated with Alzheimer's disease. Learn more...

To find clinical trials near you, click here....

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>Razadyne® (galantamine)
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>Aricept® (donepezil)


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Sporting Events In May

Nascar Sprint All Star Race

This year’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race will feature a spectacular new 3-segment format with a throwback to the early days of the All-Star Race. Two 50-lap segments will set the stage for a frantic 13-lap fight to the finish with $1 million on the line! The action-packed weekend also includes the NC Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, the Sprint Showdown, no speed limit qualifying and a FREE concert by triple-platinum recording artist Andy Grammer!

In late 1991, track president H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler was looking for a way to convince R.J. Reynolds Tobacco to keep its annual Sprint All Star Race at his facility. So he proposed the race called The Winston be run at night. It wasn’t until after that point that Wheeler set out to determine if it were possible for a 1.5-mile track to be properly lit. Today, of course, an increasing number of tracks have lights. And most of the lighting projects at those tracks use technology invented to make night racing possible at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The very first race in what is now the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was run in Charlotte in 1949, on a small dirt track near the airport west of downtown. Racing continued in Charlotte throughout the 50s, but by the end of the decade several entrepreneurs had designs on building a super speedway there. Two of those men, long-time racing promoter and auto dealer Bruton Smith and star driver and lumber tycoon Curtis Turner, became partners in getting the track built. The speedway’s racing surface came apart badly during the first World 600, designed to be NASCAR’s ultimate endurance test, with Joe Lee Johnson surviving to win. Smith and Turner eventually lost control of the track, and it took Smith until 1975 to regain control as its majority stockholder. Soon after that, he hired Wheeler to help him run it and Charlotte Motor Speedway began to flourish.

'Checkered Flag' - Anita's Poems

The race begins,
as engines roar.
They charge ahead,
like a wild boar.

Immediately they,
vie for position.
Victory and glory,
is their common mission.

Every driver,
maximum speed desires.
Each sharp turn,
burns their tires.

Magnificent machines,
often tease disaster.
Fearless warriors,
strive for nothing but faster.

Their greatest nemesis and savior,
are known simply as brakes.
In order to pass,
they wait for mistakes.

In the end,
only one gets to brag.
The first to kiss,
the checkered flag.

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item #2026


This new wandering, tracking device is similar to an orthotic that slides into any size shoe. It contains a tiny GPS tracking element centered into the pad. It runs on a rechargeable battery that lasts 2-3 days. The pads last up to 30 months depending on normal wear and use.

The Senior may not realize that the patented GPS SmartSole™ are in the shoes while they are being tracked from a central monitoring web site. The central station is tracking the exact location of the wearer. It uses cellular and satellite technology. Once the GPS device is activated, you are able to monitor the location of the user right from your computer, tablet or smartphone!


Price: $299.00

Recipe Of The Week:

Ruby Port and Rhubarb Risotto With Sugared Strawberries

2 cups sliced strawberries
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
2/3 cup ruby port
1 1/2 cups chopped rhubarb
3 1/2 cups water, divided
2 cups whole milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup uncooked Carnaroli or Arborio rice or other medium-grain rice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup (2 ounces) mascarpone cheese

1. Combine strawberries and 1 tablespoon sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Combine port and 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; cook 7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in rhubarb; cook 7 minutes.

3. Bring 3 1/2 cups water to a simmer in a small saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat. Combine milk, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and nutmeg in a separate saucepan; bring to a simmer (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven. Add rice to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 cup hot water; cook 3 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining water, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of water is absorbed before adding the next. Add milk mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of milk is absorbed before adding the next (about 30 minutes total). Stir in vanilla; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in mascarpone until cheese melts. Place about 1/2 cup risotto in each of 8 bowls. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons port mixture and 1/4 cup strawberry mixture.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What year was the first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race held?

2. Who is the only driver in the Sprint Showdown field to win the last-chance qualifying race twice in both 2007 & 2010?

3. Chevrolets have won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race 17 times to 10 for Ford, 2 for Dodge and 1 for Pontiac. What brand car has never won this event?

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; 'We came, We saw, We're unconquered' / Prince Harry / Toronto, Canada


> 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....