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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ Apr 2017 Vol IV

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, or Browse our entire store.

Caregiver Tips

* Dangers At

Home

1. Kitchen hazards: Kitchens are the most dangerous room in the house for those living with Alzheimer's. There are knives and other utensils that can cause harm, and the stove, microwave and other such appliances that can lead to burns. Someone experiencing memory loss may forget to turn off the stove, increasing the risk of fire. It is advised that caregivers should invest in appliances that are able to turn off independently. It can also help to store sharp utensils in areas that are not easily accessible, such as high-up cupboards. People with Alzheimer's should be kept away from the faucet and sink if possible, due to the risk of burns from hot water.

2. Falling over:
Worsening balance is a consequence of getting older, and those with Alzheimer's are particularly vulnerable to falls that can lead to serious injury. Hazards that could lead to falls include loose rugs, hallways that are cluttered, stairways without hand rails and so on. Caregivers are encouraged to ensure that walkways are kept clear at all times, and that loose rugs and carpets are discarded of. Hand rails should also be installed on staircases. It's recommended to make the hand rail a bright color that is visually striking, to help patients recognize where the rail is.

3. Medications:
Medications pose a threat to those with Alzheimer's, as they could become confused and take more medication than they need or medications that they have not been prescribed. It is strongly advised to keep medications out of reach from those living with the disease and throwing away any old medications that are no longer needed.

4. Becoming lost: It is common for those with Alzheimer's to become confused about their whereabouts. Consequently, they may attempt to leave home and become lost, putting themselves in danger. That's why it is important for caregivers to ensure that doors remain locked at all times - particularly at nighttime when others are asleep. It is suggested to put locks up high on the door, out of reach.

This Week's Blog:

Understanding Alcohol Induced Dementia> 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.

Medford, WI:

Apr 24th 1:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Doylestown, PA:

Apr 25th 7:00-9:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Harbor Springs, MI:

Apr 26th 2:00-3:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Niceville, FL

Apr 27th 1:00-3:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Buda, TX

Apr 28th 10:30-11:30 am

DETAILS HERE

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Trending In The News

Bloomberg: When it comes to the dangers of regularly drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, the science is clear. Artificial sweeteners have been associated with—but not shown to necessarily cause—weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease. Two studies by the same group of researchers gave soda drinkers—both diet and regular—a whole new reason to drop the habit entirely. The first found that consumption of artificially sweetened beverages was associated with a higher risk of stroke and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The second, found that higher consumption of sugary beverages was associated with markers for pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease.

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Kaiser Health News: Alzheimer’s disease has an unusual distinction: It’s the illness that Americans fear most — more than cancer, stroke or heart disease. The rhetoric surrounding Alzheimer’s reflects this. People “fade away” and are tragically “robbed of their identities” as this incurable condition progresses, we’re told time and again. Yet, a sizable body of research suggests this Alzheimer’s narrative is mistaken. It finds that people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia retain a sense of self and have a positive quality of life, overall, until the illness’s final stages.

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Independent: A new study has sparked fresh hope for dementia sufferers after two existing drugs were found to help reduce the impact of degenerative brain diseases in mice.

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Scientific American: A bizarre medical mystery can be added to the list of growing concerns about opioid use in the U.S. Since 2012 more than a dozen illicit drug users have shown up in hospitals across eastern Massachusetts with inexplicable amnesia. In some cases the patients’ memory difficulties had persisted for more than a year.

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KCRG: There have been a number of different studies published on how to improve a person's memory for those living with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Brown Deer Place, retirement living and memory care community is working with a music therapist. Residents dealing with dementia or Alzheimer's work with the therapist who uses musical instruments and song to help improve their memory. Music therapy sessions are helpful in all stages of dementia. The melodies created by banging a drum or singing can help a person recall memories or emotions.

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Poetry

The Holocaust~PoemHunter

I am the evil that was seen
With a mustache on his face...

I am the ones that were
Held against there will

I am the sound that was
Heard of screaming, begging for a way out.

I am the innocent blood that was
Shed on these evil fields.

I am the flesh that was
Torn beyond the wired gates.

I am the tears that were
Seen crying on these graves.

I am The Holocaust.

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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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Music is back in mom's life again because of the simple music player. It brought tears to all of us! Thank you so much to all...and I would highly recommend because music is in the heart and this player makes is possible again.

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Customer: P. Woodell