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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ May 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, or Browse our entire store.

Caregiver Tips

* Communication

1. Recognize what you’re up against: Dementia inevitably gets worse with time. People with dementia will gradually have a more difficult time understanding others, as well as communicating in general.

2. Avoid distractions: Try to find a place and time to talk when there aren’t a lot of distractions present. This allows your loved one to focus all their mental energy on the conversation.

3. Speak clearly and naturally in a warm and calm voice: Refrain from ‘babytalk’ or any other kind of condescension.

4. Refer to people by their names: Avoid pronouns like “he,” “she,” and “they” during conversation. Names are also important when greeting a loved one with dementia. For example: “Hi, Grandma. It’s me, Jeff,” is to be preferred over, “Hi. It’s me.”

5. Use nonverbal cues: For example, maintain eye contact and smile. This helps put your loved one at ease and will facilitate understanding. And when dementia is very advanced, nonverbal communication may be the only option available.

6. Have patience: Give your loved one extra time to process what you say. If you ask a question, give a moment to respond. Don’t let frustration get the better of you.


7. Understand there will be good days and bad days: While the general trend of dementia sufferers is a downward decline, people with dementia will have ups and downs just like anyone else.

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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.

Macon, GA:

May 1st 10:00-12:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Amsterdam, NY:

May 2nd 6:00-7:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Spring Hill, FL:

May 3rd 1:00-2:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Tualatin, OR

May 4th 6:00-7:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Whitehall, PA

May 5th 10:00-12:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

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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Trending In The News

Wired: Like a figure lurking in the shadows, no one knows why Alzheimer’s strikes. It is not quite random, as most people who develop it carry a single genetic mutation. And nobody understands why some people with the mutation develop Alzheimer’s and others do not. Many scientists believe the cause lies in a combination of environmental factors: a series of chemical exposures, dietary choices, or bonks on the head. Two studies recently implicated diet and regular soda, suggesting that people who regularly consumed it had higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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WFAA News: Jerry Crumpler has been running all his life. His love for the sport started in the seventh grade and hasn't stopped at the age of 69. "They say go, and that's all I hear," Crumpler said. Running has taken Crumpler across the world, crossing finish lines from England to Death Valley. Some races were as long as fifty miles. "It was never hard. I just enjoyed it," Crumpler said. Crumpler recently has been running a different kind of race. Three years ago, he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, a disease that also goes at a staggering pace.

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CNN: 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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ABC News: A Maine poet's endearing piece about her husband's dementia has won an international poetry award. The Press Herald reports that Lee Sharkey was presented with the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize for her poem, "Letter to Al", at an award ceremony in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday. The Moth magazine sponsors the contest.

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Forbes: It all started with a fifth-grade class project. Scott Tarde, CEO of George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, which has operated dementia day care facilities in California’s San Diego county for 35 years, was amazed at his 12-year-old daughter’s enthusiasm over her Junior Achievement “BizTown” field trip.

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Poetry

May Day~Poetry Soup

It is May Day, today.
A day in the month of May.
A day set aside for the illustrious
men and women of the world.
Dutiful and diligent fellows.
Individuals with thoughts of change
for the global village.
A global village we all inhabit.
Great inventors,living and gone.
Explorers, far and near.
Business moguls,high and low.
Tillers and seamen in the nooks and crannies.
Deep thinkers who set things on the move.
We all have this day!
This day for us all!
Thinkers,workers and achievers!
The great now,the great to be.

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For those who have difficulty standing up from their easy chair, this lift chair is perfect. It gently raises and tilts forward (so feet will maintain constant contact with the floor as they rise), and it’s a recliner. It also eases away from the wall behind, so no scraped walls.

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