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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ Apr 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

* UTIs

Urinary tract infections can exacerbate dementia symptoms, but a UTI does not necessarily signal dementia or Alzheimer's. As the Alzheimer's Society explains, UTIs can cause distressing behavior changes for a person with Alzheimer's. These changes, referred to as delirium, can develop in as little as one to two days.

Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria that enter the urethra and travel to the bladder. This can lead to infection. Most often the infection occurs in the bladder itself. At times, the infection can spread to the kidneys. Common symptoms include:

- Bad urine odor
- Pain or burning when you urinate
- Needing to urinate more often
- Hard to empty your bladder all the way
- Strong need to empty your bladder

How to Prevent UTIs in Seniors With Dementia:

To help your senior loved one minimize risks for a urinary tract infection, follow these precautions:


- Monitor fluid intake, encouraging the senior to have six to eight glasses of water a day
- Prompt the senior to use the bathroom several times a day, approx every two to three hours
- Ensure that the senior maintains good hygiene, including daily showers
- Most importantly, notice behavior changes. Sudden falls, confusion or an onset of incontinence may warn of a possible UTI.

- Contact your loved one’s physician for guidance or a check-up.

Big thanks to customer Linda P. for suggesting to bring this important issue to our e-newsletter subscribers!

This Week's Blog:

Missing Jim-Confessions Of An Alzheimer's Wife > 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.

Blairsville, GA:

Apr 3rd 6:00-7:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Amsterdam, NY:

Apr 4th 6:00-7:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Waterville, OH:

Apr 5th 1:00-2:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Tualatin, OR

Apr 6th 6:00-7:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Sewell, NJ

Apr 7th 12:00-2:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

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Trending In The News

CNBC: Alzheimer's disease is one of the biggest unanswered questions in medicine.

Five million Americans are currently estimated to have the mind-ravaging disease, a number expected to triple by 2050 without effective interventions. But the track record in drug development has been terrible: a success rate of less than 1 percent.

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MedPage Today: Physicians joined journalist Maria Shriver to advocate for funding and public attention to address Alzheimer's disease during a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing Wednesday afternoon, urging senators to oppose the Trump Administration's proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health budget, and calling for people to change daily habits and for a larger provider workforce to stave off a potential public health crisis.

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Science Daily: Targeting dementia in the earlier stages of the condition could be critical for the success of future therapies, say researchers who have found that the very earliest symptoms of dementia might be due to abnormal stability in brain cell connections rather than the death of brain tissue, which comes after.

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Chicago Tribune: When Gale Sayers broke into the NFL with the Bears in 1965, George McCaskey was 9, a wide-eyed and immediate fan of the all-purpose playmaker who was showcasing his Hall of Fame talents then for McCaskey's grandfather, George Halas. Nowadays, though, it's not all good for Sayers, whose years-long battle with dementia became public this month.

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HuffPost: Kicking up your heels in a dance class may actually be good for your brain’s memory function, according to a newly published study. Dance lessons, in particular — perhaps because they incorporate exercise, social interaction and learning — have a positive effect on a brain region called the fornix, said the study’s author, Aga Burzynska, an assistant professor in Colorado State University’s human development and family studies department.

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Poetry

It Must Be Spring~FamilyFriendPoems

Hush, Can you hear it?
The rustling in the grass,
Bringing you the welcome news
Winter's day is past.
Soft, Can you feel it?
The warm caressing breeze,
Telling you the sticky buds
Are bursting on the trees.
Look, Can you see them?
The primrose in the lane,
Now you must believe it -
Spring is here again.

New Product On The Block

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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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