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eNews Jul 2016 Volume I

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eNews Promotions

Latest Articles

Inspiring People

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:

Pat Summitt's Death: Why Alzheimer's Disease Is Deadly

Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Pat Summitt died Tuesday at age 64 after a five-year battle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Although Alzheimer's disease shortens people's life spans, it is usually not the direct cause of a person's death, according to the Alzheimer's Society, a charity in the United Kingdom for people with dementia. Rather, people die from complications from the illness, such as infections or blood clots. (read more at Fox News)

How Marijuana Can (Potentially) Help Fight Against Alzheimer's

Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta (Aβ), which happens to be a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. (read more at HuffPost)

These Companies Hope To Deliver A Blockbuster Alzheimer's Drug

Companies, led by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly (LLY) and biotech leader Biogen (BIIB), are developing antibodies that target what’s known as “beta amyloid,” a sticky protein that clumps together and forms nerve-killing plaque in the brain.. (read more at Yahoo Finance)


Late Dementia After ICH A 'Critical Issue'

Dementia that develops early after an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is directly related to the size and location of the bleed, but dementia also develops in many patients much later, a new study shows, and this appears to be due to a different mechanism, possibly the underlying disease process itself. (read more at MedScape)

Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

Mild memory lapses such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say. But certain memory problems -- such as putting your car keys in the fridge -- may indicate a more serious issue. (read more at HealthDay)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

Jul 5th Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Wellington, OH

Jul 6th 11:00 am-12:30 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Poughkeepsie, NY

Jul 7th 6:30-7:30 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Media, PA

Jul 8th 12:30 -2:00 pm Lewy Body Support Group / Phoenix, AZ

Jul 13th 7:00-8:30 pm Alzheimer's Family & Caregiver Support Group / Riverside, CA


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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Inspiring People

Simone Cipriani

Someone who knows how to recognize and appreciate beautiful fashion products, made in a sustainable way, is Simone Cipriani. He is the founder and head of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a flagship programme of the International Trade Centre, a joint United Nations and World Trade Organization.

Ethical fashion is about, “Beautiful, gorgeous products with a responsible story behind them, with the role of people in it in the value chain of production,” Cipriani said to a packed auditorium at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

The idea for The Ethical Fashion Initiative was born when Cipriani was introduced to skilled artisans living in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. After a successful one-year trial, the Ethical Fashion Initiative became an ongoing United Nations project. The Ethical Fashion Initiative represents a new way of doing business in the fashion sector, making it possible for communities in slums and impoverished rural areas to be part of the international value chain of fashion. It empowers women by generating work, allowing them to become micro-entrepreneurs. This is achieved through a business support infrastructure that facilitates fair collaboration with fashion houses and large distributors. The Ethical Fashion Initiative also supports and promotes emerging design talent from Africa.

The ITC enables big fashion brands to connect with high-skilled artisans and designers in very marginalized settings, mostly in African countries like Kenya, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Mali and Ghana. They also work in other parts of the world such as Haiti, and more recently, Palestine.

The emphasis is on good working conditions and living wages (above the minimum wage). The EFI negotiates fair labor at every step. In some places they stopped because the leaders of the communities would not guarantee living wages.
“Every person if given opportunity can do a lot. It is beautiful to give people dignity, and dignity comes from work,” says Cipriani. Ethical Fashion initiative is supporting artisans in Third World countries. Their slogan is ‘Not Charity, Just Work’ which means they pay people fair and give people “the personal satisfaction and reward of seeing the outcome of his or her own work.”

The Ethical Fashion initiative plans to expand into Peru, Mexico and Cambodia, and place African designers on the international stage. Cipriani aspires to create change. “A well-accomplished life is a life in which you have been able to see change,” says Cipriani, “or if you don’t see it (because it can happen) you have worked for change.”

AFRICAN NIGHT ~ Poetry Soup

Rivers empty themselves
into the waterfalls;
pairs of eyes glitter midst
the oak trees;
bats flap around the full-moon
sky, as they echo;
faint splashes can be heard
in a river....
I have a sense the forest
doesn't sleep in the night.

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Item #0706

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Teepa Snow discusses how to develop the best possible approach to care and creating the best quality of life. Teepa demonstrates techniques in bathing, eating, dressing, transfers, as well as demonstrating different types of physical behaviors.

Price: $39.90

Recipe Of The Week:

Summertime Tagliarini

3 ounces pine nuts, divided
Zest and juice of 2 large lemons
1 large bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked, half finely chopped and half left whole (about 1 cup total)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for shaving
1 1/2 ounces freshly grated pecorino cheese
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Sea salt, to taste
18 ounces good-quality tagliarini

1. Smash half the pine nuts into a paste, then put them into a big heatproof bowl with remaining whole pine nuts, lemon zest and juice, chopped parsley, and olive oil. Stir, then add the Parmesan and pecorino.

Tip: The sauce should be reasonably thick—think of it as a dressing. Taste it, so you can balance the flavors and make sure it's quite zingy; as the sauce heats and cheese melts, the lemony flavor will calm down.

2. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil. Sit sauce bowl on top while water heats up—this will take the chill out. When water starts to boil, remove bowl and add pasta to pot. Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain, reserving a little cooking water. Toss pasta with sauce and reserved cooking water (try 1/2 cup) to loosen it. The heat from the pasta will melt the cheese, allowing the lovely sauce to coat it.

Tip: If you find the sauce too thick, add a little more water; it should be incredibly silky, fresh, and fragrant. Have one last taste to balance the flavors. Add some Parmesan and a sprinkle of parsley; enjoy immediately.

Trivia Challenge:

1. African women are known for their colorful jewelry. What three components are they made from?

2. What are the two main kinds of textile looms in Africa?

3. What did weavers and dyers organize to protect their business as early as the 10th century?

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 Russell from Omaha, NE ~Winner of our Jun Trivia Contest!!!

Answers to last week's trivia; 2006 / Charon-Hydra-Nix-Kerberos-Styx / Nitrogen

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....