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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ Feb 2017 Vol I

About Alzstore

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.

Caregiver Tips

* Bathing

1. Plan the bath or shower for the time of day when the person is most calm and agreeable. Be consistent. Try to develop a routine.

2: Respect the fact that bathing is scary and uncomfortable for some people with Alzheimer’s. Be gentle and respectful. Be patient and calm.

3. Tell the person what you are going to do, step by step, and allow him or her to do as much as possible.

4. Prepare in advance. Make sure you have everything you need ready and in the bathroom before beginning. Draw the bath ahead of time.

5. Be sensitive to the temperature. Warm up the room beforehand if necessary and keep extra towels and a robe
nearby. Test the water temperature before beginning the bath or shower.

6. Minimize safety risks by using a handheld showerhead, shower bench, grab bars, and nonskid bath mats. Never leave the person alone in the bath or shower.

7. Try a sponge bath. Bathing may not be necessary every day. A sponge bath can be effective between showers or baths.

This Week's Blog:

My Demented Mom: Who Am I Now That She's Gone > READ ON

Support Groups

Brewton, AL:

Feb 6th 12:00-1:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Crosslake, MN:

Feb 7th 10:30-11:30 am

DETAILS HERE

Roscommon, MI:

Feb 8th 1:00-2:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Feb 9th 9:30-11:00 am

DETAILS HERE

Ennis, TX

Feb 10th 9:30-10:30 am

DETAILS HERE

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Clinical Trials

Search for clinical trials and studies related to Alzheimer's, other dementias, mild cognitive impairment, and caregiving at the National Institute on Aging. DETAILS HERE

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WebMD: People who speak two or more languages appear to weather the ravages of Alzheimer's disease better than people who have only mastered one language, a new Italian study suggests.

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Medical News Today: Our brain runs on sugar, and new research links the lack of glucose with cognitive impairment typical of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Additionally, researchers may have identified a new drug target for treating the neurodegenerative disease.

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Yahoo Finance: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)—a national non-profit organization, that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide, in the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and to their families and caregivers—is calling upon President Trump, whose father had the disease, and his administration to increase annual spending on Alzheimer’s disease research to $2 billion.
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Fox News: An Ohio man who has been documenting his mother’s Lewy body dementia diagnosis has shared footage from what he is calling “the worst day of my life.” The video, which features son Joey and his 67-year-old mother whose name was not disclosed, shows the first time that she was unable to remember his name since being diagnosed.

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Poetry

February~PoetrySoup

The ground is chained in frozen iron
Snow crystals glued on pine cones
Overhangs embroideries of polished ice
The wind shakes and shatters them into millions of pieces


Slowly more brightness toward longer days
A new light is born across a white landscape
With its beauty and bliss a squirrel in a pine tree
Thoughts and reflections how beautiful it is

New Product On The Block

Item #s 0287 & 0288 >
Help residents find and identify their rooms. Among the more perplexing challenges in dementia care residences is how to help people find and recognize their own room, and to help them avoid walking into the wrong room. One of the more successful strategies is to make their room unique and more familiar to them by using a Memory Box.

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