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eNews September 2016 Volume III


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Driving and 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


Possible Air Pollution Link To Alzheimer's

A possible causal link between air pollution and Alzheimer's disease has been suggested by scientists after they conducted detailed studies of brain tissue, in a joint British-Mexican project. (read more at Fox News)

Review: Blossom; A Puppet's Tale of Alzheimer's

With his tufted white eyebrows and kindly old face, James Blossom is instantly endearing — even more so in his patterned sweater vest and jaunty bow tie. But when he first appears at the start of Spencer Lott’s puppet play, “Blossom,” at Dixon Place, James is outfitted for underwater adventure.. (read more at NY Times)

FDA Facilitates Research on Earlier Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

Despite years of intensive efforts by scientists to develop new safe and effective treatments for Alzheimer’s, options remain limited. In the last 20 years, FDA has approved five drugs for the disease—the most recent one in 2003. Although the drugs can provide some benefit, more needs to be done. A recent development could bring better results. (read more at FDA.gov)

Is It Alzheimer's or Another Type of Dementia

When people talk about dementia, Alzheimer's disease often automatically comes to mind. That's not surprising since it's the most common type of dementia, affecting 5 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But with more than 100 dementia causes, Alzheimer's shouldn't be assumed. Along with Alzheimer's, Lewy body and vascular dementia – the kind related to stroke – make up the top three types of dementia affecting older adults. (read more at US News)


Sep 19th 2:00-3:30 pm Partnering WIth Your Doctor / Mays Landing, NJ

Sep 20th 11:30-12:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Mesa, AZ

Sep 21st 6:00-7:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Mason, OH

Sep 22nd 3:30-5:00 pm Communication During Times of Transition / Midlothian, VA

Sep 23rd 6:30-8:00 pm Docs and Desserts / Atlanta, GA

Sep 24th 9:00 am-3:00 pm Navigating the Maze of Memory Care / Richmond, VA


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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Driving and Dementia

Senior Driving.AAA.Com: Seniors are safe drivers compared to other age groups, since they often reduce risk of injury by wearing safety belts, observing speed limits, and not drinking and driving. However, they are more likely to be injured or killed in traffic crashes due to age-related vulnerabilities, such as more fragile bones. Medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses also make it more difficult for older drivers to recover from any injuries. With the exception of teen drivers, seniors have the highest crash death rate per mile driven, even though they drive fewer miles than younger people.

ABC News: Richard Nix, executive director of Agingcare.com, says many senior drivers don't realize their eyesight, hearing and reflexes aren't as sharp as they used to be. They may be taking medication that impairs judgment, memory or coordination or suffer from arthritis or Alzheimer's. Consequently they may not realize it when they blow past a stop sign, forget to signal a right turn or confuse the gas pedal with the brake.

Caregiver.Org: When an individual is diagnosed with dementia, one of the first concerns that families and caregivers face is whether or not that person should drive. A diagnosis of dementia may not mean that a person can no longer drive safely. In the early stages of dementia, some—though not all—individuals may still possess skills necessary for safe driving. Most dementia, however, is progressive, meaning that symptoms such as memory loss, visual-spatial disorientation, and decreased cognitive function will worsen over time. This also means that a person’s driving skills will decrease and, eventually, he or she will have to give up driving. Many people associate driving with self-reliance and freedom; the loss of driving privileges is likely to be upsetting. Some individuals, recognizing the risks, will limit or stop driving on their own. Others may be unable to assess their own driving skills and may insist on driving even when it is no longer safe. Families and caregivers may have to intervene when an individual’s symptoms pose too great a traffic risk.

AARP: A comprehensive driving evaluation by a trained professional can determine whether you have the skills and abilities to drive safely. If you have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease but are in the early stages, you may not need to stop driving immediately. A comprehensive driving evaluation can determine whether you can continue to drive safely for the time being. It can also help you make plans for other ways to travel in the future.

See our safety products here and our items 0159, 0199, H013 and 0060 for your vehicle....

Midnight Drive~Hello Poetry

Windows down
Cold, brisk night
All worries aside
No other car in sight

These roads are all mine
To venture and explore
While the beat of the music
Makes my heart soar

And I’ll keep driving
Until that needle hits “E”
Because sometimes a drive
Is all you really need

It all makes me think
That it’s amazing a drive
Despite the simplicity
Could make me feel so alive

An Addition To Our Product Line:

Item #0351

Mattress Protector

No need to strip the entire bed to change dirty sheets in the middle of the night. The Save-A-Sheet Mattress Protector is a soft, water-proof, breathable “half sheet”, protecting only the part of the bed likely to be soiled in case of an “accident”. Place it on top of the existing sheet – beneath the incontinent person and tuck on both sides of your twin, double or queen mattress.

Price: $19.95 twin/full - $29.95 queen


Recipe Of The Week:

Pumpkin and Quinoa Parfait

1 cup quinoa, cooked
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup yogurt of your choice
1 tablespoon chopped apples, for garnish (optional)

Mix cooked quinoa, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a medium bowl until well combined.
Layer your parfait in a small glass of your choice. Begin with the pumpkin-quinoa mixture, then add the yogurt of your choice, reserving about 2 tablespoons. Then, layer the rest of your quinoa mixture, and top off with the remaining yogurt.
Garnish with chopped apples or Fall fruit of your choice.

Trivia Challenge:

1. What percent of all fatal crashes involving older drivers occur at intersections?

2. What type of driving is almost as dangerous as drinking and driving?

3. Name six of the most common aging risk factors that affect safe driving?

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; Labrador / Sit / Bingo

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....