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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ Mar 2017 Vol IV

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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

* LBD

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a progressive neurological disorder. LBD is an umbrella term for two related diagnoses - Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The earliest symptoms of these two diseases differ, but reflect the same underlying biological changes in the brain. Over time, people with both diagnoses will develop very similar cognitive, physical, sleep, and behavioral symptoms.

1. Become educated about the disease and be prepared to educate those around you (including some medical professionals).

2. Find the support you need for everyday caregiving and locate resources in your community BEFORE you need them.

3. It is difficult to get people to do things they do not want to do, regardless of whether they have dementia. There can be many reasons for not wanting to participate; one of the more common ones is fear of the unknown. Slowly introducing a new activity in the comfort of a familiar surrounding may reduce anxiety.

4. People with Lewy body dementias need an early differential diagnosis to provide them with optimum care and to avoid unnecessary exposure to certain medications (like traditional antipsychotic medications, i.e. haloperidol) that may cause severe and sometimes irreversible side effects.

5. Most dementias, including Alzheimer and Lewy body diseases are not genetic. Because research has not yet unlocked enough answers about LBD’s root cause, we do not know yet how to prevent it. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle has been shown to reduce the risk of all forms of dementia, as has staying cognitively and socially active and physically fit.

This Week's Blog:

Excess sugar intake could be the tipping point for Alzheimer's Disease > READ ON

Support Groups

Support groups are regularly scheduled, free gatherings of persons who are providing care for persons with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder. The primary purpose of these groups is to provide education and knowledge about the disease and caregiver skills. Groups remind caregivers they are not alone, give them a chance to say what they are feeling in a supportive environment, learn new strategies and resources in the community and foster support networks.

Vermillion, SD:

Mar 27th 7:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Destin, FL:

Mar 28th 2:00-3:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Salisbury, MD:

Mar 29th 8:30-3:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Cheltenham, PA

Mar 30th 2:00-3:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Phoenix, AZ

Mar 31st 10:00-11:30 am

DETAILS HERE

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Trending In The News

Medical News Today: While it is not yet clear what causes Alzheimer's disease, researchers are examining a variety of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle causes. New research examines some of the key brain regions involved in the development of Alzheimer's and finds several fatty acids to be associated with this form of dementia.

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People.Com: Marcia Gay Harden clearly remembers the first time she realized her mother might be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. “Eight years ago, we were on a trip and my mom kept forgetting where she had put her passport,” Harden tells PEOPLE. “At first I thought, ‘Okay, I do that sort of thing all the time,’ So she did it one time, okay, but two times, then three and four. Then you go, ‘Oh, something is not right here.’ ”

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The Guardian: Scientists have developed a new genetic test for Alzheimer’s risk that can be used to predict the age at which a person will develop the disease. A high score on the test, which is based on 31 genetic markers, can translate to being diagnosed many years earlier than those with a low-risk genetic profile, the study found.

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Medscape: Taking antioxidant supplements vitamin E and selenium for 5 years did not show any effect on the prevention of dementia during a total follow-up of 11 years in a large population of older men in the PREADViSE (Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease by Vitamin E and Selenium) trial.

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NewsBug: The number of individuals having dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is increasing, and an alarming number are younger service veterans.

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Poetry

April Fool~Carolyn Sue Peterson~CuteChoice.Com


This spring The birds won't sing,
The flowers won't bud,
There'll be no rain or mud,
Grass won't turn green,
Toads won't be seen,
Ice won't melt on stream or pool-
APRIL FOOL!

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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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