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eNews September 2016 Volume I


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Gene Wilder Tribute

Poetry Reading

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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!!


Biogen Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's Disease

Preliminary clinical trials with a small group of patients suggest that aducanumab, a drug being developed by Biogen, may be effective in removing the brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. (read more at Fortune)

Untreated Depression, Sleeplessness may Increase Risk of Alzheimer's

There are a number of factors that have been identified by health experts. Now, a new research suggests that not getting enough sleep and untreated depression can contribute to the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The study also indicated that even those who do not have a genetic predisposition for the disease may still be at risk. (read more at Science World Report)

Spreading Alzheimer's Awareness Through Laughter

Lockport's Transit Drive-In is honoring comedic legend, Gene Wilder, by having several showings of his famous movies "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and the "Blazing Saddles" throughout Labor Day Weekend. Thirty-five percent of the ticket sales will go to the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York. "It means the world when people take an opportunity and turn it into something that we can use to fight the disease," said Leilani Pelletier, Executive Director of Alzheimer's Association of WNY. (read more at WKBW)

Living With Dementia: Life Story Work Proves Successful

A pioneering study led by researchers at the University of York's Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) shows that life story work has the potential to help people with dementia. Life story work involves helping people to record aspects of their past and present lives along with future hopes and wishes, often in a book or folder or, increasingly, in music, film and multi-media formats.The study found that many health and social care services in England now use life story work, but the ways in which they do this vary considerably. (read more at Science Daily)


Sep 6th 10:00 am-12:00 pm Caregiver Support Group / Winter Park, FL

Sep 7th 1:00-2:00 pm Legal and Financial Planning For Alzheimer's Disease / Versailles, KY

Sep 8th 10:00 am Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Gulf Breeze, FL

Sep 9th 1:00 pm Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group / Elizabeth, NJ

Sep 10th 1:00-3:00 pm Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior / Savannah, GA


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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A Tribute To Gene Wilder

NY Times: Gene Wilder, who established himself as one of America’s foremost comic actors with his delightfully neurotic performances in three films directed by Mel Brooks; his eccentric star turn in the family classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”; and his winning chemistry with Richard Pryor in the box-office smash “Stir Crazy,” died early Monday morning at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83.

A nephew, the filmmaker Jordan Walker-Pearlman, confirmed his death in a statement, saying the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Mr. Wilder’s rule for comedy was simple: Don’t try to make it funny; try to make it real. “I’m an actor, not a clown,” he said more than once.

With his haunted blue eyes and an empathy born of his own history of psychic distress, he aspired to touch audiences much as Charlie Chaplin had. The Chaplin film “City Lights,” he said, had “made the biggest impression on me as an actor; it was funny, then sad, then both at the same time.”

Mr. Wilder was an accomplished stage actor as well as a screenwriter, a novelist and the director of four movies in which he starred. (He directed, he once said, “in order to protect what I wrote, which I wrote in order to act.”).

Entertainment Weekly: From the mania of Victor Frankenstein to Willy Wonka’s subtle lunacy, Gene Wilder — who died Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 83, his nephew told the Associated Press — lit up the funniest movies of the 1970s with an irresistible neurotic charm. But off-screen, Wilder’s life was no comedy: The actor was battered by tragedy, including a difficult childhood and the untimely death of his third wife, comedian Gilda Radner, of cancer in 1989.

Born Jerry Silberman in Milwaukee in 1933, Wilder grew up entertaining his sickly mother in the hope that laughter would prevent her death. He began his showbiz career on stage, where he met Mel Brooks while costarring in a Broadway production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children with Brooks’ wife, Anne Bancroft. The two became fast friends, and Wilder’s professional partnership with Brooks over the next decade would become the stuff of legend. Their first collaboration, The Producers (1968), garnered an Oscar nomination for Wilder, while 1974’s one-two of Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein (which Wilder co-wrote) established them as the brightest comedy team in the business.

Gene Wilder ~ thank you for the wonderful years of entertainment...

Summer's End~Scrapbook.com

No flowers to plant,
No garden to tend,
As summertime lazily
Comes to an end.

It's time to sit back
and deliciously savor
The beauty of the season
and the fruits of our labor.

Farewell to summer;
for autumn make way,
With this last celebration
We call Labor Day.

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item #0206

ART Ball - A Fidget Toy

Design your own artistic display with this ingenious take on the classic stress ball. This wooden ART Ball features twenty multi-color interconnected spheres that can be turned, twisted, and scrunched into an endless array of elegant configurations. In addition to stimulating your creative energy, the balls can be easily arranged to hold pens, notes, cell phones, and other odds and ends around your home or office.

Price: $29.95


Recipe Of The Week:

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

1 (16 ounce) package dried penne pasta
5 tablespoons olive oil
divided 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into cubes
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
Warm 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken, and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until chicken is cooked through and browned, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken to paper towels.
Pour chicken broth into the skillet. Then stir in asparagus, garlic, and a pinch more garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cover, and steam until the asparagus is just tender, about 5 to 10 minutes. Return chicken to the skillet, and warm through.
Stir chicken mixture into pasta, and mix well. Let sit about 5 minutes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, stir again, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Trivia Challenge:

1. Name the four movies Gene Wilder starred in with Richard Pryor.

2. What was the chocolate river made out of in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory?

3. What was Gene Wilder's first professional acting job?

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 Nancy from Montville, NJ ~Winner of our Aug Trivia Contest!!!

Answers to last week's trivia; size / left / thalamus and hypothalamus

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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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....