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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!!


Researchers Develop Blood Test To Detect Early-Stage Alzheimer's

Researchers say they’ve developed a blood test that detects an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease with “unparalleled accuracy.” The test, developed by researchers at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Durin Technologies, Inc., was recently demonstrated in a proof of concept study involving more than 200 subjects and returned a 100 percent rate of overall accuracy, sensitivity and specificity. .(read more at Fox News)

Stars Rally For Alzheimer's - And You Can Too!

Something as simple as turning on the TV can help in the fight against Alzheimer’s. So says caregiver Bob DeMarco, who wrote that The Ellen DeGeneres Show was one of the few things that made his mother, who was suffering from the disease, “smile and sometimes laugh.” (read more at Parade)

Do Popular Heart Meds Really Cause Dementia?

A recent study of proton pump inhibitors suggests—but does not prove—a link.. (read more at Scientific American)

Homesteading As A Senior Citizen

More than 25 years ago, we started with raw, undeveloped land and established a cabin homestead with plenty of very hard work. We finally moved in full-time 20 years ago. We heat our cabin with a Jotul wood stove and grow some of our vegetables.(read more at Mother Earth News)

How Undiagnosed Dementia Could Become A Safety Hazard

In a study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, researchers found that those with dementia that remains undiagnosed could be at risk of partaking in unsafe behavior. This could include daily tasks like driving, handling their own medications and organizing their finances. (read more at Daily RX News)


Jun 13th 10:00-11:30 am The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease / Columbus, GA

Jun 14th 12:00-1:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Cody, WY

Jun 15th 6:00 pm Understanding and Responding To Dementia-related Behavior / Canton, OH

Jun 16th Caring For People With Alzheimer's Disease / Portsmouth, NH

Jun 17th 11:00 am-2:00 pm 'How To Communicate When Logic Doesn't Work' Workshop / St. Cloud, FL


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

Gas Clouds Raining Into A Black Hole

For the first time ever, astronomers are watching a black hole, located in the center of a galaxy cluster 1 billion light years from Earth, prepare to feast on billowy clouds of cold, clumpy gas.

The observations by the international team of researchers, including two from Michigan State University, provide more evidence that these clouds, which astronomers call galactic “rain,” are responsible for feeding the black hole and regulating the formation of stars.
Obviously it’s not in the form of rain as we know it, but rather a mist of cool gas clouds made mostly of hydrogen molecules, said Mark Voit, an MSU professor of physics and astronomy and a member of the research team.

When conditions are right, these cool gas clouds help make stars. However, some of the clouds fall into the massive black hole that resides at the center of a galaxy cluster. That triggers the production of powerful jets that reheat the surrounding gas like a blowtorch, prevent more cool clouds from forming and limit the number of stars that can form.

The gas clouds the team has discovered are traveling at speeds of almost 800,000 miles per hour toward the black hole.

“One of the fundamental questions in astronomy is what regulates the growth of galaxies,” Voit said. “We now have more evidence that this ‘rain’ slows down star formation in galaxies by feeding the huge black holes at their centers.”
“We now have, in fact, seen some of this ‘rain’ going right toward the black hole, as called for by our model,” he said.'

The researchers made this latest discovery using the Chile-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, one of the most-powerful telescopes in the world.

The team focused ALMA’s telescopes 1 billion light years away, on the central galaxy in a cluster known as Abell 2597. The galaxy they studied, which spans some tens of thousands of light years across, is among the brightest in the universe, as it is likely producing many new stars.

Sites To See This Week

Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS) isn’t visible to the eye, but binoculars can pick it up. Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS) has slightly increased in brightness and observers are reporting the comet’s magnitude at around 6.8. That means it’s not visible to the unaided eye, but it is visible in binoculars and small telescopes. Comets have shown to be unpredictable, so monitoring is encouraged!

The comet is still approaching Earth and will pass distantly, at over 59 million miles (95 million km) from our planet, on June 21-22, 2016. The celestial visitor was recently seen from the Southern Hemisphere, but is now visible in Northern Hemisphere skies.

Haiku and Tanka

like an eye
into the universe
that far spiral galaxy

bright northern star
seeded by heaven’s angels
to announce the night

a billion stars
and beyond a zillion more
and beyond and beyond

what an artist god
he’s poked gadzillion holes
in the evening sky
that we may see
the light of heaven

such a celebration!
some giant firework explodes
each night
and showers sparks
through all creation

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Recipe Of The Week:

BBQ Chicken With Peach and Feta Slaw

5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh peaches (about 2 medium)
1 (12-oz.) pkg. broccoli slaw
3 (6-oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1-in. strips
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
2 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

1. Combine 4 tablespoons oil, vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add peaches and slaw to vinegar mixture; toss gently to coat.

2. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes or until done. Place chicken in a large bowl. Add barbecue sauce to bowl; toss.

3. Divide slaw mixture evenly among 4 plates; top evenly with chicken strips. Sprinkle with chives, feta, and bacon.

Trivia Challenge:

1. Since its impossible to sense the black hole directly through instruments, what way do you sense it?

2. Name the three types of black holes according to NASA?

3. When the pressure from nuclear reactions collapses, gravty violently overwhelms and collapses the core and other layers are flung into space. What is this known as?

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; Oxygen / Westerlund 1-26 / Venus and Uranus


> 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....