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eNews Jun 2016 Volume I


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Astronomy In June

Poetry Reading

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Recipe Of The Week

Events Calendar

Trivia Challenge

Clinical Studies

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!!


Study Identifies New Alzheimer's Risk Factor In Men

Researchers have found a correlation between Alzheimer's disease in men older than 80 and the disappearance of the Y chromosome from their blood cells, reports Discovery News. The mutation, known as loss of Y, or LOY, is known to affect up to one-sixth of men and is considered to be a marker for cancer, notes Science Daily. .(read more at aolnews)

Could Alzheimer's Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say

Could it be that Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection?
Provocative new research by a team of investigators at Harvard leads to this startling hypothesis, which could explain the origins of plaque, the mysterious hard little balls that pockmark the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.
(read more at NY Times)

Will Heart Medication Help Treat Alzheimer's Disease

A new study from Örebro University, published in Science Signaling, shows that heart medication reduces the build-up of plaque in the brain's blood vessels in mice. The question is if this is true also in humans; if the answer is yes, it might bring scientists a step closer to developing a medicine against Alzheimer’s disease. (read more at Science Daily)

Meet The Designers Hoping To Treat ADHD and Alzheimer's With Gaming

Could a doctor treating ADHD or Alzheimer’s one day prescribe a video game? Eddie Martucci and Matthew Omernick think so -- and the cofounders of Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs recently raised more than $30 million from pharma companies, government grants and investors who agree. (read more at Entrepreneur)


Jun 1st 1:00-2:30 pm Fighting Dementia Through Joyful Living / Rockford, IL

Jun 2nd 11:00 am-12:00 pm Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body / Shoreham, NY

Jun 3rd 1:30-4:00 pm How To Determine The Stages Of Dementia Workshop / Ovideo, FL

Jun 4th 8:00 am-12:15 pm A-Z Guide To Simplify and Optimize Dementia Care / Des Moines, IA

Jun 6th 9:00 am-4:30 pm Annual New Jersey Dementia Conference / Cherry Hill, 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....

FDA Approved Medications To Treat Alzheimer's Disease:

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


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Astronomy In June

June 3: Saturn tips its rings at us for opposition

As things warm up into summer, it's a great time of the year to get out and gaze upon the night sky. On June 3, 2016, Saturn will reach opposition, the point where Earth and the ringed planet are on the same side of the Sun, with all three objects in perfect alignment.

At that time, the Saturn will be at its closest point to us of the entire year. Thus, it will be at its brightest, and it will be up all night -- from dusk until dawn. It just so happens that Saturn is currently experiencing its northern springtime, on its way to a May 2017 summer solstice. That means that the planet's north pole, along with its immense system of rings, are currently tilted towards Earth.

If you happen to have a telescope, or even a good pair of binoculars, this is definitely worth checking out. The bigger and better telescope you have, the more detail you'll be able to see, and the more of Saturn's moons you'll be able to pick out as well.

'Saturn' - All Poetry

Several objects rotate around Saturn
And these make up its Rings.
Turning in orbit, Around and about
Under the rings, satellites scout
Reporting back, on this god of rome
News of new colours of rings, to back home

Saturn, with its impressive rings
Ambulating in orbit, with its moons and things
Turning its Hula-Hoops like a child in School games
Uniform rocks and Ice do the same
Red clouds and Yellow, pass on way by, forming
New rainbows in Saturn's Sky

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item #0171

Partner Plus Communication Device

The Partner Plus Communication Device can be joined together to be a dual message communicator made for anyone with a disability that effects their speech or it can be used to record reminder messages. Therapist or Caregivers can record a message on each device for the end-user to playback that can be up to 30 seconds worth of total record time.

Price: $168.00

Recipe Of The Week:

Asparagus Ribbons With Lemon and Goat Cheese

1 pound large asparagus spears, trimmed
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese

Hold each asparagus spear by the tip end. Shave asparagus into ribbons with a vegetable peeler to measure 3 cups. Reserve asparagus tips for another use. Combine asparagus and tomatoes in a medium bowl.

Combine chives and next 6 ingredients (through 1/4 teaspoon salt), stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over the asparagus mixture, tossing gently to coat. Top with goat cheese.

Trivia Challenge:

1. How often does Saturn orbit the sun?

2. Saturn has 150 moons and smaller moonlets. Name the two largest moons?

3. What is Saturn's atmosphere primarily composed of?

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 Bill Crane ~Winner of our May Trivia Contest!!!

Answers to last week's trivia; based on conference winning percentage with the first tiebreaker being head-to-head record / Bill Shanahan / 1983


> 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....