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eNews October 2016 Volume II


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Vision and Alzheimer's

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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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Women's Better Verbal Skills May Mask Early Alzheimer's

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in women may be more difficult than in men because older women tend to retain better verbal memory, according to new research. The findings suggest that memory tests for Alzheimer’s may need to be adjusted for this gender difference. (read more at CBS News)

Protein Linked To High Risk Of Alzheimer's Can Be Removed From Brain Without Hindering, Memory

A protein linked to higher risk of Alzheimer's can be removed from the brains of mice without hindering memory and learning, according to a study that addresses whether potential therapeutics targeting this protein would have detrimental side effects. (read more at Science Daily)

The Dementia Therapy That Can Be Cradled In Your Arms

Sitting beside a neatly made crib, 88-year-old Vivian Guzofsky held up a baby doll dressed in puppy dog pajamas. "Hello gorgeous," she said, laughing. "You're so cute." Guzofsky, who has Alzheimer's disease, lives on a secure memory floor of a home for seniors. Nearly every day, she visits the dolls in the home's pretend nursery. Sometimes she changes their clothes or lays them down for a nap. One morning in August, she sang to them: You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. (read more at CNN)

Till What Age Dementia Patients Can Continue To Drive

While people with dementia are up to eight times more likely than normal people of the same age to be get involved in car accidents, a recent study states that there is no exact age when people with dementia should stop driving, but it should be determined by exploring the mental or physical tests. (read more at Indian Express)

Have Humans Hit Their Longevity Limit?

Hoping science might help you live to be 200? Sorry, new research suggests that might now be impossible.
U.S. researchers pored over the data on human longevity and concluded that people's life spans may have nearly hit their limit.
That doesn't mean more people won't be living to very old ages -- just probably not much beyond the record age of 122, the researchers said. (read more at HealthDay)


Oct 11th 2:00-3:00 pm Alzheimer's Support Group / Detroit Lakes, MN

Oct 12th 1:30-3:00 pm Caregiver Support Group / Pacific Grove, CA

Oct 13th 5:30-7:00 pm Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group / Lake Tahoe, CA

Oct 14th 8:00 am-4:00 pm Dementia Educatiion For The Healthcare Professional / Pensacola, FL

Oct 18th 5:30-7:00 pm Living With Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia / Mechanicsville, 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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Vision and Alzheimer's

Alz.Org Ohio Chapter > Vision problems are a concern because more than sixty percent of individuals with Alzheimer’s will have a decline in some sort of visual capacity. Problems most often arise in four areas: motion blindness, depth perception, color perception, and contrast sensitivity.

Some people with Alzheimer's are affected by motion blindness and are unable to sense movement. For these people they view the world as a series of still frames, rather than a “movie” that most people see. Doctors have theorized that this view of the world causes affected persons to become lost, even in familiar surroundings.

Persons with Alzheimer’s may also lose depth perception. Three-dimensional objects may begin to appear flat. This lack of perception could make shadows or a dark rug look like holes.

Many people will experience their color perception diminish as they age. However, persons with Alzheimer’s seem to experience a greater deficit of color perception, especially with colors in the blue-violet range.

The ability to see contrast between colors, not just the color itself, also is reduced in persons with Alzheimer’s. For example, if a bathroom has the same color toilet as the floor and walls, the person may have difficulty finding the toilet.

Tips for caregivers to help the individual with Alzheimer’s:

• Because colors in the blue-violet range all look the same, caregivers may want to use the color red to make items stand out. The retina has more receptors to see red making the color easier for most people to see.
• Increasing color contrast in a room may help a person with Alzheimer’s more easily locate items.
• Painting a baseboard a contrasting color to the walls may help the person distinguish where the walls end and the floor begins.
• Increase the wattage of light bulbs and reduce the amount of glare in a room by pulling down shades and covering glass surfaces.
• Add extra lighting in areas between rooms and bathrooms because changes in light can be disorienting.
• Place contrasting colored rugs in front of doors and steps to help the individual anticipate stairs and entrances.

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Sing To Me, Autumn~Family Friend Poems

Sing to me, Autumn, with the rustle of your leaves.
Breathe on me your spicy scents that flow within your breeze.

Dance with me, Autumn, your waltz that bends the boughs of trees.
Now tell me all the secrets you've whispered to the seas.

Sleep with me, Autumn, beneath your starlit skies.
Let your yellow harvest moon shimmer in our eyes.

Kiss me, Autumn, with your enchanting spellbound ways
That changes all you touch into crimson golden days.

Love me, Autumn, and behold this love so true
That I'll be waiting faithfully each year to be with you.

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Recipe Of The Week:

Pumpkin Pancakes with Sweet Apple Cider Syrup

3/4 cup apple cider or juice
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons canola oil

In a large saucepan, combine the syrup ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until slightly thickened. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.
For pancakes, in a large bowl,combine the dry ingredients In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, milk, pumpkin and oil until smooth. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into batter.
Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot greased griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until second side is golden brown. Serve with syrup. Yield: 15 pancakes (1 cup syrup).

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 US President could wirte Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time ?

2. As he grew up in Kinderhook, NY, which US President learned English as his second language?

3. President Harry Truman sent a threatening letter to a music critic who worked at what Washington DC newspaper?

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; President Eisenhower / Ronald Reagan 69 yrs old / 12-Washington, Jackson, W. Harrison, Taylor, Pierce, A. Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, B. Harrison and Eisenhower

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 ON SALE NOW!

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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....