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eNews Aug 2016 Volume III


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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!!


Can A Common Anti-Inflammatory Drug Reverse Alzheimer's?

Researchers from The University of Manchester found that mefenamic acid, a common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that's used for period pain, completely reversed memory loss and brain inflammation in mice. (read more at Newsmax)

Gene Signature In Healthy Brains Pinpoints The Origins Of Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers have discovered a gene signature in healthy brains that echoes the pattern in which Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain much later in life. The findings could help uncover the molecular origins of this devastating disease, and may be used to develop preventative treatments for at-risk individuals to be taken well before symptoms appear. (read more at Science Daily)

NIA Award Will Advance Alzheimer's Disease, Demenia Research At Penn

The National Institute on Aging recently awarded approximately $8.8 million over 5 years to the University of Pennsylvania’s Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center to continue studying mechanisms, diagnostics and treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. (read more at Healio)

Few Seniors Go Online For Health-Care Needs

Hopes have been high that digital technology would improve seniors' health care, but a new study suggests that few older Americans are on board.The study, which surveyed thousands of Medicare patients, found that only 5 percent to 8 percent were going online to fill prescriptions, deal with health insurance or communicate with their doctors. And only 16 percent were searching for health information online.. (read more at HealthDay)


Aug 15th 6:00-7:30 pm Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters / Chicago, IL

Aug 16th 10:00-11:00 am Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Support Group / Owasso, OK

Aug 17th 4:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Hampton, IA

Aug 18th 3:00-4:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Amsterdam, NY

Aug 19th 8:00 am-5:00 pm Respite Education and Support Tools Training / Decatur, AL


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

REPETITION: People with dementia often repeat a word, question, or action over and over again (e.g., saying "What are we doing today?" repeatedly). This behavior is usually harmless, but it can be unnerving and annoying for those who are caring for the person. Repetitive behavior is usually a sign of insecurity, since people with dementia are often looking for something comfortable and familiar - something over which they have some degree of control.

To address repetition, look for a specific antecedent or reason for the repetition as well as for the emotion behind it. This can reduce your chances of responding impatiently with the person. If the repetition is an action, try turning it into an activity that makes the person feel useful. For example, if the person is constantly fidgeting with his hands, try giving him some socks to sort or some knick knacks to clean.

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

The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm ~ Hello Poetry

The house was quiet and the world was calm.
The reader became the book; and summer night
Was like the conscious being of the book.
The house was quiet and the world was calm.
The words were spoken as if there was no book,
Except that the reader leaned above the page,
Wanted to lean, wanted much most to be
The scholar to whom the book is true, to whom
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
The house was quiet because it had to be.
The quiet was part of the meaning, part of the mind:
The access of perfection to the page.
And the world was calm. The truth in a calm world,
In which there is no other meaning, itself
Is calm, itself is summer and night, itself
Is the reader leaning late and reading there.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Greek Zoodle Salad

2 zucchini
1/4 English cucumber, chopped
10 cherry tomatoes, halved, or more to taste
10 pitted kalamata olives, halved, or more to taste
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 ounces crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cut zucchini into noodle-shaped strands using a spiralizing tool. Place "zoodles" in a large bowl and top with cucumber, tomatoes, olives, red onion, and feta cheese.
Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth; pour over "zoodle" mixture and toss to coat. Marinate salad in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What is the brain's gray matter made up of?

2. What is the first sense that humans develop while in the utero?

3. __________ works to regulate blood-sugar in the brain, but scientists have discovered that its presence in the brain also helps promote memory?

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; Crosswood Puzzles and a good night's rest (our brain needs approx hours to rest) / Brain, Spinal Cord, Nerves / Cerebellum

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....