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eNews October 2016 Volume I


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Alzheimer's Wanderers

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!!

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


Rats That Reminisce May Lead To Better Tests For Alzheimer's Drugs

What rats can remember may help people who forget.
Researchers are reporting evidence that rats possess "episodic memories," the kind of memories that allow us to go back in time and recall specific events. These memories are among the first to disappear in people who develop Alzheimer's disease.
(read more at NPR)

6 Big Mysteries of Alzheimer's Disease

Despite intensive, worldwide research efforts for more than three decades to better understand Alzheimer's disease, there are still numerous mysteries surrounding the condition. (read more at Live Science)

Dementia: Catching the Memory Thief

It's over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed. Since then we've learned a great deal about the protein 'tangles' and 'plaques' that cause the disease. How close are we to having effective treatments -- and could we even prevent dementia from occurring in the first place?. (read more at Science Daily)

Why Dementia Burden May Be Less Than Feared

It is a truism that aging of populations will result in large and potentially unmanageable increases in the number of older adults with dementia. Recent epidemiological data, however, indicate a more encouraging picture. (read more at 12News)

Caffeine Connected To Dementia Prevention, Study Suggests

A new study suggests a significant relationship between caffeine and dementia prevention, though it stops short of establishing cause and effect. (read more at Seattle Times)


Oct 3rd 6:00-7:30 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Blairsville, GA

Oct 4th 6:00-7:30 pm Learning To Connect: Relating To The Person With Alzheimer's / Freeport, IL

Oct 5th 11:00-12:30 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Poughkeepsie, NY

Oct 6th 4:30-6:30 pm Alzheimer's Disease Family Support Group / Moutainview, CA

Oct 7th 10:00-11:00 am Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters / Middle Island, NY


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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Alzheimer's Wanderers

Right At Home: What do you do when an Alzheimer's patient goes missing? As Alzheimer’s progresses, many sufferers begin to wander. Wandering becomes incredibly dangerous when an aging loved one becomes fixated on a particular place—usually one that carries great meaning to them. Often, this will lead to the person attempting to travel greater distances. People with Alzheimer’s are able to use credit cards and board buses, and do not necessarily set off red flags for the general public because there are no visual signs of the condition. They also often do not respond to loved ones calling their name or shouting to them. In the most serious of cases, this leads to aging loved ones going missing.

The first 24 hours are crucial for finding a missing person alive. For people with Alzheimer's, time is even more important. After the first 12 hours, a missing person with Alzheimer's has a 50 percent chance of injury or death from accidents such as drowning and falling, or medical ailments such as hypothermia and dehydration.

Those who wander are typically travel on foot and are found within a mile and a half from their home. Those who gain access to trains and buses can get much farther and put themselves in even greater danger. Typically, a minimum of three police vehicles are sent to search for these missing persons, who are often repeat offenders.

If you notice your loved one is missing, there are a few things you can do in order to provide helpful information to the police. First, try to assess how long she has been missing and check for car keys and credit cards; if these items are missing, it could be a clue as to where she has gone. Make sure you provide searchers with important information such as:

Vehicle description - Any health conditions - Last known location - Doctor’s names and numbers - Places your loved one frequently visits - Addresses of friends and family your loved one may try to visit.
It is important that you never search alone — you could become lost or injured yourself. Make sure someone stays at the home in case she returns and call friends, relatives and neighbors to let them know she is missing.

See our products for wandering here....

A Very Good Day~Zacrom.Com

Fighting our battles with confusion each day,
Routines are established to keep befuddlement at bay.
We watch for stress and avoid mental fatigue,
harmonious striving to make mind and body agree.

We can still make decisions and want to interact
With those called normal; but it's a balancing act.
Simple is much better and less is okay -
Our motto for having a very, good day.

An Addition To Our Product Line:

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These 36 and 60 piece puzzles keep you engaged with the bright colors and so many objects placed throughout the puzzle. By the time you are done, you will feel excited and proud of your creation. We just added The Malt Shop, Board Games and Lunch Time to our puzzle product line.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1 (20 ounce) package ground turkey
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon water

Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute; remove from heat to cool.
Stir the turkey, cooked quinoa, onions, tomato paste, hot sauce, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire, egg, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. The mixture will be very moist. Shape into a loaf on a foil lined baking sheet. Combine the brown sugar, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire, and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Rub the paste over the top of the meatloaf.
Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 50 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Let the meatloaf cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Trivia Challenge:

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

1. Which President did John F. Kennedy succeed?

2. Who was the oldest US President to take office?

3. How many US Presidents were generals in the military?

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 Susan from Hercules, CA ~Winner of our Sep Trivia Contest!!!

Answers to last week's trivia; Left or Dominant / Progressive Nonfluent Aphasia (PNFA), Semantic Dementia (SD), Logopenic Progressive Aphasia (LPA) / Speech and Language Therapy

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....