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eNews May 2016 Volume IV

IN THIS ISSUE:

eNews Promotions

Latest Articles

Sporting Events In May

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!!

Eating Curry May Help Fight Off Dementia, New Study Suggests

A new trial by Australian scientists indicates that a weekly blast of spicy food will keep people sharper for longer in old age..(read more at telegraphy.co.uk)

New Ways To Help Dementia Patients

A growing number of programs are treating dementia symptoms by engaging patients in various activities, from museum visits to dancing. Lynn Porter has helped people with dementia learn to draw and led an American history discussion with elementary-school students. Hardly extraordinary -- except that Porter also has dementia. (read more at Kiplinger)

Age Is Just A Number: Fighting Dementia In Your 30s & 40s

Imagine being in your 30s or 40s, and getting diagnosed with dementia. Losing your mind, in the prime of your life. There is no cure, but there is hope. The earlier you detect it, the better your odds of responding to treatment to delay the symptoms. (read more at azfamily.com)

Communications Coach Suggests New Approach When Speaking With Those Who Have Dementia

Have you ever misplaced your keys, lost your vehicle in a store parking lot or had a conversation with a friend and just can’t recall their first name? While some may fear those are signs of dementia, Erin Bonitto, a dementia communications coach, suggests these are “senior moments” that happen to everyone at one time or another, especially as one begins to get older. (read more at Redwood Falls Gazette)

Ten Warning Signs Of Memory Loss

“I knew something was wrong with mom, but when she took a one-page memory test and passed it, the doctor said she was fine.”.(read more at Florida Today)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

May 23rd 5:00 pm Alzheimer's Early Onset Focus Group / Albany, NY

May 24th 6:00-7:00 pm The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's / Riverhead, NY

May 25th 8:00 am-4:00 pm Dementia Care Conference / Liverpool, NY

May 26th 6:00 pm Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body / Medina, OH

May 27th 10:00-11:30 am Early Stage Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group / San Francisco, 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~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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FDA Approved Medications To Treat Alzheimer's Disease:

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

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Sporting Events In May

Big South Baseball Championship

The 2016-18 Big South Conference Baseball Championships are coming to Lexington County.

The Lexington County Baseball Stadium will serve as the host for the eight-team, double-elimination tournament that will determine the Big South’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

The 2016 event will be played May 24-28. Lexington County is the first neutral site to host the Big South Baseball Championship. The championship game on Saturday, May 28, will be televised live on ESPNU.

The Big South Conference has a footprint of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and includes Coastal Carolina and Winthrop.

The 2,573-seat Lexington County Baseball Stadium opened in May of 2015 and is home to the Lexington County Blowfish, the 2015 Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year.

“When building the new Lexington County Baseball Stadium, our goal was to utilize this beautiful collegiate baseball park year-round by securing event opportunities like this tournament,” Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission Executive Director Randy Gibson said. “This will enable us to showcase Lexington County to visitors from all across the Southeast and the nation.”

See a video here....

'A Pitcher's Point Of View' - Poetry Soup

BASEBALL IS ENTERTAINMENT
I LOVE PUTTING ON A SHOW
I GIVE IT MY BEST WIND-UP
LET THAT BASEBALL GO

SOMETHING ABOUT A STRIKE-OUT
A FEELING THAT THINGS WENT WELL
UNLIKE THE HOMERUN PITCH
WHERE IT FEELS THEY RANG MY BELL

I CONSIDER IT A CHALLENGE
TO FACE THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE GAME
I BUILT THAT REPUTATION
I HOPE THEY FEEL THE SAME

I KNOW I GET A LITTLE WILD
BUT, I'VE BEEN WORKING ON CONTROL
NO INTENTION TO BREAK AN ARM
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW

IT'S LIKE ONE ON ONE
SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT
BUT IF YOU TRY TO BUNT ON ME
I'LL NAIL YOU ON THE SPOT

YES I HAVE A FASTBALL
NINETY-FIVE AND UP
I KNOW YOU KNOW IT'S COMING
SO GIVE IT YOUR BEST CUT

I'VE BEEN WORKING ON MY CURVEBALL
IT MIGHT JUST BACK YOU DOWN
CONSIDER IT A CHALLENGE
TRY TAKE THAT PITCH DOWN TOWN

I LOVE MY JOB OUT ON THE MOUND
I LOVE THE GAME OF BASEBALL
I LOVE WHEN THE BATTER AT THE PLATE
CAN'T HIT MY BLAZING FASTBALL

I LOVE THE PLAYERS ON MY TEAM
WHO LOVE THE GAME OF BASEBALL
IT'S A THRILL WHEN BATTERS TAKE MY CHALLENGE
AND CAN'T STICK MY NASTY CURVEBALL

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item #0198

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Recipe Of The Week:

Roasted Baby Beets and Blood Orange Salad With Blue Cheese

12 multicolored baby beets
4 medium blood oranges
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (5-ounce) package mixed baby greens
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Leave root and 1 inch stem on beets; scrub with a brush. Cut an 18 x 12-inch sheet of foil. Place beets in center of foil. Gather edges of foil to form a pouch; tightly seal edges. Place pouch on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes or until tender. Cool 20 minutes. Trim off beet roots; rub off skins. Cut beets into quarters.

3. Grate 1 teaspoon orange rind. Peel and section oranges over a large bowl; squeeze membranes to extract juice. Set sections aside; reserve 3 tablespoons juice. Discard membranes. Combine rind, juice, vinegar, and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.

4. Divide greens evenly among 8 plates. Arrange beets and orange sections on top of greens. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons nuts. Drizzle each serving with about 2 teaspoons dressing.

Trivia Challenge:

1. How are the teams of the Big South Conference Baseball Tournament seeded?

2. Who owns the Lexington County Blowfish?

3. What year was the Big South Conference founded?

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; 1985 / Martin Truex, Jr. / Toyota

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....