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eNews Aug 2016 Volume II

IN THIS ISSUE:

eNews Promotions

Latest Articles

Dementia Behaviors

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:

Alzheimer's vs Dementia: How They Differ And What To Do

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease may share many of the same symptoms, but the two are not different names for the same condition. Here’s what you need to know about both in order for you to avoid this common mistake. (read more at Medical Daily)

Underweight Late In Life Associated With Alzheimer's

New research discovers being underweight later in life is associated with greater deposits of the Alzheimer’s-associated protein beta-amyloid in the brains of cognitively normal older individuals. (read more at Psych Central)

Early Alzheimer's Might Be Predicated By Changed Nerve Signaling Patterns

Researchers at the Technical University of Madrid, in Spain, have discovered that changes in nerve signaling patterns exist in the brains of people with mild cognitive impairment, a condition believed to precede Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. (read more at Alzheimer's News Today)


Brain Exercises May Delay Dementia For Some

Some exciting new research shows it may be possible to do something to reduce your risk of developing dementia as you grow older. The study found that cognitive training (brain training exercises) can make a difference for some people. (read more at Komo News)

Second Time Around

People are living longer, and the number of second marriages has increased. One in five Americans ties the knot two or more times in their lives, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. (read more at Pocono Record)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

Aug 8th 10:30-11:30 am Alzheimer's Dementia Support Group / Vero Beach, FL

Aug 9th 3:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Long Beach, CA

Aug 10th 6:00 pm Living With Alzheimer's For Caregivers / Akron, OH

Aug 11th 12:30-2:00 pm Circle Of Friends Support Group For Caregivers / Phoenix, AZ

Aug 12th 10:00 am-11:30 am Dementia Conversations / Pleasantville, NJ


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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Defining Dementia Behaviors

AGGRESSION: Aggressive behavior is a known symptom of dementia. This can be particularly scary and upsetting when it is out of character. Seeing a loved one's personality change is distressing, and may be a far more upsetting effect of dementia than memory loss. The most common form of aggression is shouting, screaming or using offensive language, including continually calling out for someone, shouting the same word or repetitive screaming.
There are many causes of aggressive behaviour in dementia, including: fear or humiliation, frustration with a situation, depression, no other way to express themselves, loss of judgement, loss of inhibitions and self-control.


It's worth keeping a note of anything that has triggered someone's aggressive behaviour. This may involve some trial and error, but if you can identify these triggers, you may be able to avoid them. During an episode of aggression, try not to make the situation worse by arguing or adopting an aggressive pose as this may make them lash out. It may help to count to 10 or remove yourself from the situation by leaving the room. One way to stay calm is to remember that even if the aggression seems personal or intentional, it is because of the illness.


When the person has calmed down, try to act normally with them. They may forget the incident quickly, or may feel awkward. Acting normally can help you both move forward.
Sometimes there are simple solutions to the aggression – for example, a night light can make some feel less anxious during the night, making them less likely to call out.

Take a look at some of our activity products that can help with aggression.

Serenity ~ Hello Poetry

Bring me to serenity, let me be peaceful

Bring me to a place that my mind can wander and my thoughts can fathom

Show me that the ocean so violent and unforgiving can still have moments of calm

Show me that my mind so dark and cloudy can still have flowers bloom, even in the harshest of conditions

Bring me to serenity, let me be peaceful

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item #0093

Motion Detector With Remote Alarm

Our Alzheimer’s motion detector with remote alarm is an exceptional product that can keep track of your loved one’s movements. The remote alarm comes with a high-performance transmitter and receiver set that can be customized to monitor a room or selected area in your home, depending on your individual requirements. The system is very easy to set up and comes with a clip-in senior wandering alarm that a caregiver can wear within the specified area. The versatility, reliability and convenience of this alarm makes it instrumental in reinforcing Alzheimer’s wandering prevention.

Price: $71.95

Recipe Of The Week:

Heirloom Gazpacho

2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup finely chopped yellow and orange bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 pound cooked peeled and deveined large shrimp, coarsely chopped (about 12 shrimp)

Pulse first 6 ingredients (through water) in a food processor until finely chopped but not smooth. Stir in salt, black pepper, and bell pepper. Ladle into 4 bowls; top with basil and shrimp.

Trivia Challenge:

1. Name two ways to boost brain performance?

2. Name the three parts that make up the nervous system?

3. Which part of the brain controls balance?

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 Priscilla from Little Rock, AR ~Winner of our Jul Trivia Contest!!!

Answers to last week's trivia; eye, ear, leg, arm, jaw, gum, toe, lip, hip, rib / Mondays / 100 billion

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....