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eNews September 2016 Volume IV


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PPA and Dementia

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!!

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Alzheimer's Diagnosis Can Mean Steep Costs For Family Caregivers

A Caring.com poll released this week found that families caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia tend to spend more of their own money on caregiving expenses than those looking after an older person without dementia. (read more at Money Magazine)

Hand in Hand: Couple Fights Alzheimer's Together

Ward and Eloise Hill first met in 1945 with a handshake in college. Now they hold hands at a memory care facility as Alzheimer's disease threatens to take away the memories they share after 68 years of marriage. (read more at CNN)

Dramatic Increase in Latinos With Alzheimer's Projected, Along With Costs

Researchers are warning of a coming exponential increase in the incidence of Alzheimer's Disease in the Latino population and the economic and health care costs that it will bring. Barring discovery of an Alzheimer's cure or treatment, the number of U.S. Latinos living with Alzheimer's is projected to grow from 379,000 in 2012 to 1 million by 2030. (read more at NBC News)

Alzheimer's Protein Changes Shape To Enter Brain Cells

One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease is toxic plaques of a protein building block or peptide called amyloid beta that enters brain cells and destroys them. There is a big debate as to whether amyloid beta is toxic before or after it enters cells. Now, by showing that the peptide changes shape before it crosses the cell membrane, scientists step closer to an answer..(read more at Medical News Today)

Dementia: Catching The Memory Thief

You may have heard of the ‘dementia tsunami’. It’s heading our way. As our population ages, the number of cases of dementia is set to rocket, overwhelming our health services and placing an enormous burden on our society. Only, it’s not quite so simple. A study published last year by Professor Carol Brayne from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health suggested that better education and living standards meant people were at a lower risk of developing the disease than previously thought and so, despite our ageing population, numbers were likely to stabilise – and could even perhaps fall slightly. (read more at Science and Technology Research News)


Sep 26th 5:30-7:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Hermiston, OR

Sep 27th 2:00-3:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Destin, FL

Sep 28th 11:30-1:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Burlington, WI

Sep 29th 3:00-4:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Amsterdam, NY

Sep 30th 9:15 am-3:00 pm Your Health / Beaufort, IL


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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PPA and Dementia

Constant Therapy: Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) presents similarly to typical Aphasia, however it progresses differently and is caused by different neurological processes. PPA is actually a type of focal dementia, meaning that it affects a specific area of neurologic function, specifically language. It usually presents with word-finding issues first, and gradually affects grammar and understanding as it progresses in severity. It also differs from typical Aphasia in that it does not improve over time, but as is suggested in the name, progresses in severity. Initially, memory, visual processing, and personality are not affected outside of their association with language; however as the disease progresses, these cognitive functions can be affected as well. It can affect both written and oral language, and its progression and the ways that it affects language differ in each case of PPA.

NY Times: Steve Riedner of Schaumburg, Ill., was a 55-year-old tool-and-die maker, a job that involves difficult mental calculations, and a frequent speaker at community meetings when he found himself increasingly at a loss for words and unable to remember numbers. He even began to have difficulty reading his own written comments. The neurologist he consulted thought Mr. Riedner had suffered a stroke and for three years treated him with cholesterol-lowering medication. But instead of his language ability stabilizing or improving, as should happen following a stroke, it got worse. A second neurologist concluded after further testing that Mr. Riedner might have a condition called primary progressive aphasia, or P.P.A., a form of dementia affecting the brain’s language center.

Mayo Clinic: Losing the ability to communicate is distressing and incredibly frustrating, both for the person with primary progressive aphasia and for friends and family. To help everyone involved cope:

Learn all you can about the condition; have the person with the condition carry an identification card and other materials that can help explain the condition to others; give the person time to talk; speak slowly in simple, adult sentences and listen carefully; take care of your personal needs — get enough rest and make time for social activities.

Family members eventually may need to consider long-term care options for the person with primary progressive aphasia. Family members may also need to plan the person's finances and help make legal decisions to prepare for more-serious stages of the condition. Support groups may be available for you and the person with primary progressive aphasia or related conditions. Ask your social worker or other members of your treatment team about community resources or support groups.

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The Chimney Sweeper~Poetry Foundation

When my mother died I was very young,
And my father sold me while yet my tongue
Could scarcely cry " 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!"
So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep.

There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head
That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved, so I said,
"Hush, Tom! never mind it, for when your head's bare,
You know that the soot cannot spoil your white hair."

And so he was quiet, & that very night,
As Tom was a-sleeping he had such a sight!
That thousands of sweepers, Dick, Joe, Ned, & Jack,
Were all of them locked up in coffins of black;

And by came an Angel who had a bright key,
And he opened the coffins & set them all free;
Then down a green plain, leaping, laughing they run,
And wash in a river and shine in the Sun.

Then naked & white, all their bags left behind,
They rise upon clouds, and sport in the wind.
And the Angel told Tom, if he'd be a good boy,
He'd have God for his father & never want joy.

And so Tom awoke; and we rose in the dark
And got with our bags & our brushes to work.
Though the morning was cold, Tom was happy & warm;
So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Easy Baked Tilapia

4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
2 teaspoons butter
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste 1 lemon, sliced
1 (16 ounce) package frozen cauliflower with broccoli and red pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees F). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Place the tilapia fillets in the bottom of the baking dish and dot with butter. Season with Old Bay seasoning and garlic salt. Top each one with a slice or two of lemon. Arrange the frozen mixed vegetables around the fish, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
Cover the dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until vegetables are tender and fish flakes easily with a fork.

Trivia Challenge:

1. Which side of the brain is the frontal, temporal and parietal regions?

2. What are the three classifications of PPA?

3. What is the best treatment option for PPA?

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; 50% / Drowsy and Distracted Driving / visual decline - hearing loss - medications - drowisness - limited mobility and reaction time - dementia and brain impairment

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....