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eNews Jun 2016 Volume IV

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:

Pre and Post Testing Show Reversal Of Memory Loss From Alzheimer's Disease In 10 Patients

A small trial of 10 patients using a personalized systems approach to memory disorders shows an unprecedented reversal of memory loss in those diagnosed with early stage Alzheimers. Pre and post results are based on quantitative MRI and neuropsychological testing. The study is based on a protocol dubbed 'metabolic enhancement for neurodegeneration. (read more at Science Daily)

Mice Learn But Soon Forget: New Clues For Detecting Preclinical Alzheimer's

In the June 1 Nature Communications, scientists led by Richard Morris (of water maze fame) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, report that young mutant APP transgenic mice that have not yet accumulated amyloid plaques learn a spatial navigation skill normally, but rapidly forget it. The finding offers a new testing paradigm that might guide efforts to detect in humans delayed forgetting at earlier stages of Alzheimer’s disease than current memory tests do. (read more at AlzForum)

A Record Number Of People With Dementia Were Reported Missing In Japan Last Year; Report Says

Last year, more than 12,000 people suffering from dementia were reported missing in Japan, according to a Kyodo news agency story published in the Japan Times. The report indicates that the total is a record — and an increase of more than 1,000 people from the year prior. (read more at Washington Post)


With Dementia, Cognitive Tests May Not Predict Safe Driving

There is no test that can predict if a person with dementia is safe to drive, a new report suggests. Tests that look at many cognitive skills instead of just one may be most helpful, however, according to researchers who reviewed findings in this area. (read more at Reuters)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

Jun 20th 11:00 am-12:00 pm Alzheimer's Research: Get Informed, Get Involved / Chicago, IL

Jun 21st 10:00-11:00 am Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiver Support Group / N Owasso, OK

Jun 22nd 6:30-7:45 pm Support Group For Caregivers Of Alzheimer's / Coppell, TX

Jun 23rd 5:30-7:00 pm Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body / Peoria, IL

Jun 24th 12:00-1:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Tomball, TX


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

Small Asteroid Is Earth's Constant Companion

A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the Sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it will remain so for centuries to come.

As it orbits the Sun, this new asteroid, designated 2016 HO3, appears to circle around Earth as well. It is too distant to be considered a true satellite of our planet, but it is the best and most stable example to date of a "quasi-satellite."

"Since 2016 HO3 loops around our planet, but never ventures very far away as we both go around the Sun, we refer to it as a quasi-satellite of Earth," said Paul Chodas from NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object (NEO) Studies.


In its yearly trek around the Sun, asteroid 2016 HO3 spends about half of the time closer to the Sun than Earth and passes ahead of our planet, and about half of the time farther away, causing it to fall behind. Its orbit is also tilted a little, causing it to bob up and then down once each year through Earth's orbital plane.

Sites To See This Month

The three planets will be visible from June 1 to 30 this month as soon as sunset occurs, according to NASA. Jupiter will be visible in the western sky all evening, to the left of the moon. But that's not all, four of its moons are also visible this month but binoculars and telescopes have to be used to identify Europa, lo, Ganymede and Calisto. The moons are all lined up perpendicular to Jupiter.


Meanwhile, the Mars opposition, the closest approach of the red planet on Earth, occurred on May 30. As the month of June passes by, Mars slowly starts to fade away as it goes farther away from Earth, giving the limelight to Saturn, which will be the brightest planet visible from Earth this month.

VIEW FROM AN ASTEROID ~ Poetry Soup

Which way? You ask, is far from home
when you live among the stars
Which way? I know, been here before
but last time it was Mars

When I came here (awhile ago)
the Earth was still asleep
Cooling down, the crust still glowed
mountains with caverns deep

Thousands more, just like this one
beyond your wildest dreams
In Galaxies both near and far
with molten bubbling streams

There is no end, perpetual life
as fast as one World dies
A dozen more, new glowing Orbs
are seen throughout the skies

I leave again, I might come back
that's if my path is clear
Could be in twenty thousand years
I'll see if you're still here.....

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item #4006

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Many people with physical disabilities have difficulty with daily activities such as eating and drinking. Alzheimer's disease can cause hand tremors or weak grasp and therefore make an affected person likely to spill food and beverages.

Sippin' Spouts™ are a great solution for ending thirst on the spot for seniors who prefer a sipper. Now you can easily turn popular-sized beverage bottles into sippers anyplace and anytime.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Greek Yogurt With Warm Black & Blueberry Sauce

2/3 cup frozen blueberries
2/3 cup frozen blackberries
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt

1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil 10 minutes or until sauce thickens. Stir in butter.

2. Spoon 1/2 cup yogurt into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with about 1/4 cup sauce. Serve immediately.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What are asteroids clues to?

2. Most asteroids orbit the Sun in the Asteroid Belt. What two planets does it lie between?

3. Name the three best known asteriods?

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; By looking at the hole's effects on the nearby environment / Primordial, Stellar, Gargantuan / Supernova

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....