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eNews September 2016 Volume II


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Pet Therapy For Dementia

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!!

** If you have an article or story that you would like to share with us, please email them to contact@alzstore.com


Wine Experts Less Vulnerable To Alzheimer's, Study Says

Wine drinkers who stop and smell the rosé may be more likely to stave off Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. A study recently published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience found that master sommeliers — who have acute senses of smell — also have larger, thicker parts of the brain that are vulnerable to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s than non-wine experts. (read more at Fox News)

Getting Real About An Alzheimer's Cure

For decades, people have been hoping for the magic bullet that will prevent, cure, or even slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. Yet, despite small hints of progress– and billions of dollars in research–there is no drug, and no app or game, that can successfully treat these diseases. (read more at Forbes)

New Treatment Strategy Against Alzheimer's Disease

New research suggests that Alzheimer's disease may trigger increased expression of an enzyme called lysozyme, which attempts to counteract amyloid build-up in the brain. (read more at Science Daily)

How Dementia Makes It Harder To Offer End Of Life Comfort

Dementia took over Pauline Finster’s 91-year-old mind long ago, and she may die without having another real conversation with her daughter. After Finster broke her hip in July 2015, Jackie Mantua noticed her mother’s speech ebbing until she said only “hi” or that she felt fine. Mantua last heard Finster speak six months ago. (read more at Washington Post)


Sep 12th 1:00-2:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Brooksville, FL

Sep 13th 6:00-7:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Belleville, IL

Sep 14th 10:15-11:15 am Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters / Phoenix, AZ

Sep 15th 6:00 pm Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior / Canton, OH

Sep 16th 8:00 am-3:00 pm Annual Caregivers Conference / Nashville, TN


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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Pet Therapy For Dementia

Michigan Health: A visit from a friendly dog or cat does more than simply brighten the day of someone living with dementia. It can play a key role in maintaining better health. There is evidence that just 15 minutes of bonding with an animal sets off a chemical chain reaction in the brain that lowers levels of cortisol (our “fight or flight” hormone) and increases levels of serotonin (our “feel-good” hormone).

Such positive and immediate changes in hormone levels can help lower one’s heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels. And if interaction with pets is a regular occurrence, we might ultimately see lower cholesterol levels, fewer incidents of depression and even protection against heart disease.

Rover: There are approximately 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more with some other form of dementia. New advancements are being made every year in the medical field to treat these conditions medically, but there are also studies behind a new form of treatment that supports the perks a “doctor” of the four-legged kind provides.

Service dogs have long been used to help humans with disabilities ranging from blindness, deafness, and even post-traumatic stress disorder. There is an International Assistance Dog Week to celebrate the work of these devoted animals. And now the emotional and physical benefits of pet ownership are being demonstrated in a new way by helping people who need the comfort and support of a furry friend at a critical turning point in their lives, specifically those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

See our products here for pet and doll therapy...

Hopelessly Devoted To You~Dog Spired

I’ll scratch your itch and wipe your eyes.
I’ll clean your ears and towel you dry.
I’ll feed you twice and at your wish,
I’ll rinse and fill your water dish.
I’ll walk with you and play frisbee
I’ll sit with you and watch TV.
A doctors visit once a year
A swimming hole I know of near.
Toys I’ll buy and treats galore.
Kisses, hugs, and yes there’s more.
I’ll bathe and brush until you shine.
I’ll boast and brag that you’re all mine.
I’ll laugh and smile at all you do.
I’m hopelessly devoted to you.

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item #0207

Busy Board Activity Board

This therapy board brings everyday items together in an appealing and portable location so that loved ones with memory loss can continue to practice recognizable activities in a calm setting. Devoid of childlike features, the board was designed to maintain the dignity of aging adults.

Price: $99.99


Recipe Of The Week:

Tomato Chicken Marsala

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite size pieces
1 teaspoon Italian-style seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
2 (14 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes, drained
2 tablespoons dry brown gravy mix
1/4 cup Marsala wine

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and saute for about 5 minutes, until browned. Season with Italian-style seasoning, garlic powder and sage and saute for another 10 minutes, until chicken is almost cooked through and juices run clear.
Pour tomatoes and liquid over chicken, then add gravy mix and wine and stir all together. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve hot over cooked rice, if desired.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What is the most popular breed of dog according to the American Kennel Club's registrations?

2. What is the most common training command taught to dogs?

3. What is the name of the dog on the front of the Cracker Jack box?

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; Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, See No Evil Hear No Evil, Another You / 150,000 gallons of water mixed with chocolate and cream / Wilder played the Second Officer in Herbert Berghof's production of Twelfth Night

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....