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eNews Jul 2016 Volume II


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Trivia Challenge

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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!!


Machine Learning Could Help Revolutionize Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis

While Alzheimer’s can increasingly be managed, one of the big challenges of the disease is early diagnosis. MRI machines can be used to confirm advanced cases, but by the time the disease has reached this stage, brain tissue is gone and there is no way to restore it. Could machine-learning tools be used to help detect and identify Alzheimer’s disease before it is currently possible to do so? That is the mission of researchers from VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, led by Dr. Alle Meije Wink. (read more at Yahoo Finance)

Study Shows Effectiveness Of Brief, Simple Test To Screen For Cognitive Impairment In Alzheimer's Disease

For the first time, researchers have determined that a brief, simple number naming test can differentiate between cognitively healthy elderly individuals and cognitively impaired people with Alzheimer's disease (AD), including those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), as well as those with AD dementia. (read more at Medical News Today)

Memory Loss: Sign It Could Be Dementia and When to Seek Help

Memory loss can be troubling when you notice it. While everyone forgets things from time to time, it is important to understand what is normal when it comes to memory loss and when it is time to seek help.

(read more at News Max)

Hall of Famer Paul Hornung, Sufferinfg From Dementia, Sues Helmet Maker Riddell

Pro Football Hall of Famer Paul Hornung, who spent his entire career with the Green Bay Packers, is suing helmet maker Riddell Inc., according to Associated Press, alleging that the helmets he wore his his career did not protect him from brain injury..(read more at Yahoo Sports)

Unmasking Alzheimer's Risk In Young Adults

The risk for developing devastating Alzheimer's disease may be detectable in healthy adults younger than expected, and new studies reveal how. (read more at CNN)


Jul 11th 1:30-2:30 pm Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body / Fayetteville, GA

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

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

Jul 14th 6:00 pm Healthy Habits For A Healthier You / Wooster, OH

Jul 17th A Ride To Remember / Orangeburg to Charleston, SC


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

Krista Donaldson

Krista Donaldson is the CEO of D-Rev, a non-profit product development company improving the health and incomes of people around the world. She uses design to fight jaundice, create prosthetic limbs, and solve some of the developing world’s most vexing problems.

Prosthetic limbs are expensive and complex, and they must be fit to each individual -- yet having a replacement for a lost limb can mean the difference between working and not, having a social life and not. So, Krista Donaldson and her team at the nonprofit design firm, D-Rev, are attacking the problem on several fronts, from re-engineering the moving parts, to exploring way-new materials that replace expensive titanium, to forming deep local partnerships for distribution and maintenance around the world.

It's the kind of work that D-Rev does; with a mission "to improve the health and incomes of people living on less than $4 per day," their motto is "Design for the other 90%." Taking a truly user-centered approach that could be summarized as "Listen before you build."

As Donaldson wrote in a paper for the WEF: "The world is confounded by difficult problems in healthcare that are ripe for innovative solutions. The information most needed for these solutions ... is readily available -- from the users. They need to be asked: How can we solve X? What is your experience with Y? Instead of focusing on asking people in developing countries to change their behavior, those of us who work in healthcare should sit up and listen to what they have to say."

My Amputation ~ Poem Hunter

I woke up from the surgery minus my left leg
With searing pain below my hip as if a powder keg
Exploded deep within my thigh leaving nothing there
But tissues sewn together which was more that I could bear

O God why have you chosen me to undergo this pain
What have I done to justify this horrible disdain
What can my life offer me now I am so beset
The sunrise of my life on earth replaced by cruel sunset

Time passes, first the minutes then the hours then the days
As memory of the first few weeks is shrouded in a haze
But slowly I recover and each morning I arise
Committed more to life than to incurring my demise

The pain, so knife-like, so intense has melted with the snow
And now as spring awakens in my chair I slowly go
To the window of my bedroom and the windows of my mind
Wondering if I will be forever so confined

Then spring gives way to summer and my strength and spirits soar
Life's images return to me now clearer than before
No longer does the vision in the mirror cause such dread
No longer must I hide beneath the covers of my bed

Amazingly my life regains familiar normalcy
As I recoil from the depths of my infirmity
And while I know I never will exactly be the same
I still retain my sense of worth and have not changed my name
For I am still the one I was and what is yet to be
Did not die with my left leg but lives inside of me

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Item #H015

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Mouth Care Without a Battle© is an evidence-based approach to person-centered daily mouth care for persons with cognitive and physical impairment. Developed by the research group that brought you Bathing without a Battle©, Mouth Care Without a Battle combines best practices in oral hygiene with proven techniques to overcome resistance to care among persons with dementia and related conditions.

Price: $69.95

Recipe Of The Week:

Corn and Summer Vegetable Saute

1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup chopped green onions (about 4)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup sliced fresh okra (about 4 ounces)
1 cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1)
1 finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add okra; sauté 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add bell pepper and jalapeño; cook 5 minutes. Add corn; cook 5 minutes. Stir in beans; cook 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro; sprinkle with salt and black pepper.

Trivia Challenge:

1. Who received a patent for the artificial leg in 1846?

2. What is the name of the association formed after the Surgeon General of the Army realized the importance of the discussion of technology and development of prostheses?

3. What ancient civilization was were the early pioneers of prosthetic technology?

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; copper-beads-grasses / double-heddle loom used for narrow strips of cloth and single-heddle loom used for wider pieces / guilds

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....