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eNews Jun 2016 Volume II

IN THIS ISSUE:

eNews Promotions

Latest Articles

Astronomy In June

Poetry Reading

New Products

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!!

TRENDING IN THE NEWS:

Researchers Put Brains Together For Clearer Picture Of Alzheimer's Cause

It's an unfortunate fact that the Alzheimer's brain gives up most of its chemical secrets only after the patient has died. But what if the deceased brain could be made to work with the living brain to shed light on the causes and prevention of Alzheimer's disease? .(read more at MedicalExpress)

How To Talk To A Friend Who Has Alzheimer's

During a routine trip to my local grocery, I ran into an acquaintance I had not seen in more than a year. She looked great and was her typically upbeat, energetic self. We exchanged hellos. I was not prepared for what came next. “I was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s,” she said.. (read more at The Denver Post)

Infection May Trigger Development Of Alzheimer's Disease

A growing body of research on Alzheimer's disease suggests an infectious trigger for the development of the disease. According to Brian Balin, PhD, professor of pathology and chair of bio-medical sciences at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, this could be the key to stopping the destructive process of Alzheimer's before it even starts. (read more at NewsMedical)

Undiagnosed Dementia May Be Putting Older Adults' Safety At Risk

Many older Americans may be at increased risk of engaging in potentially unsafe activities due to lack of dementia diagnosis. This is the conclusion of a new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. (read more at Medical News Today)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

Jun 6th 10:00-11:30 am The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease / Columbus, GA

Jun 7th 1:00-3:00 pm Alzheimer's Disease Legal and Financial Issues & Answers / Southampton, MA

Jun 8th Staying Connected Early Stage Memory Loss Group / Seattle, WA

Jun 10th 6:30-8:00 pm Dementia Conversations & Basics of Alzheimer's For Caregivers and Family of Dementia Patients / Mechanicsville, VA

Jun 25th 1:05 pm Alzheimer's Day at Yankee Stadium / Bronx, NY


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....

FDA Approved Medications To Treat Alzheimer's Disease:

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

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Astronomy In June

Star-Forming Spiral Galaxy

A group of astronomers led by Dr. Ximena Fernandez from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has pushed the limits of radio astronomy to detect a signal emitted by atomic hydrogen gas in an extremely distant star-forming galaxy.

As the most abundant element in the Universe and the raw fuel for creating stars, hydrogen is used by radio astronomers to detect and understand the makeup of galaxies. However, until now, radio telescopes have only been able to detect the emission signature of hydrogen from relatively nearby galaxies.

Dr. Fernandez and his colleagues observed radio emission from atomic hydrogen in LIRG COSMOS J100054.83+023126.2 (J100054 for short), a starburst spiral galaxy about 5 billion light-years away – almost double the previous record.


The detection was made using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, as part of the COSMOS HI Large Extragalactic Survey (CHILES). The astronomers also found that J100054 would have contained billions of young, massive stars surrounded by clouds of hydrogen gas.

“Due to the upgrade of the VLA, this is the first time we’ve been able to directly measure atomic hydrogen in a galaxy this far from Earth,” Dr. Fernandez said. “These signals would have begun their journey before our planet even existed, and after 5 billion years of traveling through space without hitting anything, they’ve fallen into the telescope and allowed us to see J100054 for the very first time.”

Sites To See This Week

June 6: Barnard’s Star
The second-closest star system to our own, Barnard’s Star, is low in the east at nightfall. The star is so faint, though, that without a telescope you would never know it’s there. It’s in the big constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer.

June 7: Daytime Meteors
June is the best time of year to listen for cosmic fireworks. Daytime meteors can boost the strength of weak FM radio signals for a few seconds at a time. One daytime meteor shower peaks around June 7, with others following on June 9 and 28.

June 8: Leo Minor
Leo Minor, the little lion, is in the west this evening, between Leo, the big lion, and the Big Dipper. It’s faint, though, so you need dark skies to find it. The constellation was created more than three centuries ago by Johannes Hevelius.

'The Falling Star'

I saw a star slide down the sky,
Blinding the north as it went by,
Too burning and too quick to hold,
Too lovely to be bought or sold,
Good only to make wishes on
And then forever to be gone.

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Item #0035

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The Senior Safe Medicine Box is a key-locking chest that also can be secured to cabinets to safeguard against access and accidents. Senior Safe Medicine Box is made of strong durable plastic with steel hinge construction so parents can safely stores prescription drugs and other potentially harmful medicines.

Price: $49.95

Recipe Of The Week:

Fresh Peach Trifle

6 large ripe peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 (8 ounce) containers vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 (10 inch) prepared angel food cake

Place peaches in a large bowl, and gently toss with lemon juice. Place 1 cup of peaches in a blender, set aside remaining slices, and blend until smooth. Place yogurt into a bowl; stir in the peach puree and lemon zest until well blended.
Cut the angel food cake into squares and place half in the bottom of a glass dish. Spoon half of the peach slices over the cake. Cover with half of the yogurt mixture. Place remaining cake squares over the yogurt. Top with peaches, reserving 5 or 6 slices for garnish. Cover with remaining yogurt mixture. Garnish with peach slices. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Trivia Challenge:

1. After helium and hydrogen, what is the most common element on the Sun?

2. Name the largest known star (its 2,000 times bigger than the Sun)?

3. Name the two planets that rotate clockwise?

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; once every 29.4 Earth years / Titan and Rhea / Hydrogen 96% and Helium 3%

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....