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Astronomy In June

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Recipe Of The Week

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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!!


Can Memory Loss In Alzheimer's Patients Be Reversed

In a study published in the journal Aging, Bredesen and colleagues showed how 10 patients who were experiencing age-related memory decline showed brain scan improvements after following an approach called metabolic enhancement for neurodegeneration (MEND). (read more at CBS News)

Understanding How Chemical Changes In The Brain Affect Alzheimer's Disease

A new study is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. (read more at Science Daily)

When An Alzheimer's Patient Wanders

Walking is one of the best ways for older adults to stay active. But purposeful walking can turn into restless wandering when someone develops dementia. Escaping the watchful eyes of caregivers is dangerous, exposing vulnerable seniors to hazards from street traffic, unfamiliar terrain and opportunistic strangers. Even when family members and caregivers are on constant alert, 24/7 vigilance isn't always possible. (read more at US News)

Hey! You Stole My Food!: Abnormal Eating Behaviors In Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal dementia is associated with a wide variety of abnormal eating behaviors such as hyperphagia, fixations on one kind of food, even ingestion of inanimate objects, making an already difficult situation even worse. A new review gathers together the state of the art of what is known in this field, paying particular attention to the brain mechanisms involved. (read more at Science Daily)

Is Short Term Memory Loss A Real Thing? 'Finding Dora' Gets It Right

Chances are your little one has already dragged you to see Finding Dory or, alternatively, you've dragged them. The sequel to Finding Nemo easily broke box office records on its opening weekend. It won hearts and good reviews particularly for its portrayals of characters with disabilities, including the titular Dory, a blue tang fish who suffers from what she refers to as short term memory loss. (read more at Romper)


Jun 27th 1:00-2:30 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Spokane, WA

Jun 28th 10:00 am-12:00 pm Living With Alzheimer's: For Caregivers, Late-Stage / Worchester, MA

Jun 29th 10:00-11:30 am The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease / Miami, FL

Jun 30th 8:30 am-1:00 pm Upper Shore Dementia Conference / Easton, MD

Jul 1st 2:00-3:00 pm Reminiscence Roundup / Bohemia, NY


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

An Ocean For Pluto (Astronomy Magazine)

Once, we thought earth was the only planet with oceans. But now, we're seemingly finding them everywhere in our solar system, including possibly the last place on anybody's mind: Pluto.

New evidence published in Geophysical Research Letters shows that the icy dwarf planet may still have a liquid ocean lurking underneath its frozen exterior. Tectonic activity on the surface of Pluto, revealed by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, shows an absence of contraction in the surface.
Contraction is the kind of thing that would be expected if the ocean had, at the depths it's believed to be at, frozen completely into a dense form of ice called Ice II. That seems to indicate it's liquid or at least slushy down there.

Radioactive elements in the core (along with some motion from the tug-o-war between Pluto and Charon) would keep the ocean warm. There's still some chance, though, that the ice crust of Pluto is thinner than anticipated, which would lead to formation of less dense forms of ice. But flows of nitrogen ices seem to come from much deeper below, placing the ice shell as much as 300 km (186 mi) from the surface. At those depths, if there was water, it would almost certainly form Ice II. That is, unless something made it not freeze.
Of course, we already know that Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, is an ocean world, with warm water under the ice shell spewing into space thanks to the gravitational tug of Saturn. Pluto joins that pantheon now, along with worlds like Ganymede, Europa, and Titan. But unlike Pluto, new evidence seems to indicate that Enceladus may have a much thinner ice shell than once believed.

Sites To See This Month

Monday, Jun 20th's full moon received quite a bit of attention, mainly because it was the first time that there was a full moon on the same day as the summer solstice in nearly 50 years. Well, at least for those in the United States.
Due to time zones, the international date line and the exact time that the solstice and full moon occur, not everyone in the world was able to experience a full moon on the same day as the summer solstice. However, for those in the United States, it was the first time that the two events fell on the same day since 1967, and they won't fall on the same day again until 2062.

June's full moon is commonly referred to as the Strawberry Moon, and as it rose above the horizon, some people saw a red, almost strawberry-like colored moon. The red color has nothing to due with the name "Strawberry Moon." Instead, was caused by a phenomenon called rayleigh scattering. This is the same mechanism that causes sunrises and sunsets to appear orange and red.

PLUTO ~ Science Poems

Is Pluto a planet?
Apparently not!
NASA called it a planet,
But now it does not!
A planet one time,
The 9th from the sun,
But now it's demoted,
Its title undone,
Hard rock and cold ice,
Found deep in dark space,
With Eris and Ceres,
It shares a strange place,
It’s called a dwarf planet,
Orbits the skies,
But not a true planet,
Based on its size!

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This six-disc CD/DVD set includes four hours of great musical classics such as Big Band Medleys, Vocal Standards Collection, Light Classical Favorites and Instrumental Medleys; plus a Meditation CD for the caregiver.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Beef and Bean Enchiladas

1 pound tomatillos (see Tip), husks removed, quartered
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, quartered
1 jalapeño, seeded, if desired, and quartered
1 10-ounce can Rotel diced tomatoes or one 14-ounce can Mexican-style diced tomatoes
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon canola oil
12 ounces lean (90% or leaner) ground beef
3 large portobello mushrooms, gills removed, diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 16-ounce can fat-free refried beans, preferably spicy
16 5- to 6-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas or corn tortillas
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

To prepare sauce: Place tomatillos, onion, garlic and jalapeño in a food processor; pulse until coarsely pureed. Transfer to a large saucepan. Add tomatoes and broth to the pan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
To prepare filling: Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, mushrooms, cumin and salt; cook, stirring and breaking up the beef with a spoon, until the beef is no longer pink and most of the liquid from the mushrooms is gone, about 5 minutes. Add beans and stir to combine. Remove from the heat.
Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Dip a tortilla in the remaining sauce to moisten it and place on a clean cutting board. Spread about 1/4 cup of the filling down the middle of the tortilla and roll it up into a cigar shape. Place seam-side down in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling, placing the enchiladas snugly next to each other to make a single layer. Top the enchiladas with the remaining sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake until the enchiladas are hot and the cheese is beginning to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the sauce for up to 5 days.
Tip: Tomatillos are tart, plum-size fruits that look like small, husk-covered green tomatoes. Find them in the produce section near the tomatoes. Remove outer husks and rinse well before using.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What year was Pluto reclassified from a planet to a dwarf planet?

2. Name Pluto's five moons.

3. What does Pluto's atmosphere mainly consist 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; The formation of the rocky planets of our solar system / Mars and Jupiter / Ceres, Pallas, Vesta

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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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....