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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ May 2017 Vol II

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

* Sundowning

People with diseases such as Alzheimer's often have behavior problems in the late afternoon and evening. They may become demanding, suspicious, upset or disoriented, see or hear things that are not there and believe things that aren't true; they may pace or wander around the house when others are sleeping.

1. Make afternoon and evening hours less hectic. Schedule appointments, trips, and activities such as baths or showers early in the day.

2. Help the person to use up extra energy through exercise. You may want to arrange at least one or two brisk walks during the day for the person who tends to pace or wander in the evening.

3. Control the person's diet. Reduce foods and beverages with caffeine (chocolate, coffee, tea, and soda), or restrict them to the morning hours to reduce agitation and sleeplessness. An early dinner or late afternoon snack may also help.

4. It is important to provide regular activities and you may want to discourage napping during the day if sleeplessness during the night is a problem.

5. Make it easy for the person to use the bathroom. Consider a bedside urinal or commode, or encourage the person to use the bathroom before going to bed.

6. Keep rooms adequately lit. Good lighting may reduce the person's confusion. A nightlight may prevent the person from becoming agitated in unfamiliar surroundings.

This Week's Blog:

God, Mom, Alzheimer's... and Me> 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.

Salinas, CA:

May 8th 5:30-7:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Glens Falls, NY:

May 9th 9:30-4:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Miramar Beach, FL:

May 10th 2:00-3:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Wabash, IN

May 11th 5:00-6:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Ennis, TX

May 12th 9:30-10:30 am

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

CNBC: For Mike Belleville, diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's three years ago was a call to action. A Massachusetts resident, Belleville began lobbying his state legislators. He even met with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren and asked her to fight for more Alzheimer's funding, because he knew he'd forget about it as his disease progressed.

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Medical News Today: Research, published today in the journal Neurology, describes how mutations in a specific gene that codes for a neural growth factor appear to predict how quickly memory loss will progress in people with Alzheimer's disease.

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Health Day News: Undetected or "silent" seizures may contribute to some symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, such as confusion, a small study suggests.

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LA TImes: Lori La Bey, founder of a Minnesota-based organization called Alzheimer’s Speaks, maintains an online community in which patients and their caregivers “meet” and discuss common challenges.

Now she plans to bring them and others together on a weeklong Eastern Caribbean cruise in November. The Dementia Friendly Symposium & Cruise will feature chats in which Alzheimer’s patients discuss how they live with the disease and what strategies they use to focus on what they want to do rather than on what they can no longer do.

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Washington Post: Lorena Bradford, center, leads the “Just Us at the National Gallery of Art” event on Monday May 01, 2017 in Washington, DC. The program is for people with memory loss and their caregivers.

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Poetry

A True Angel~FamilyFriendsPoems

A mother is special, she's more than a friend.
Whenever you need her, she'll give you a hand.
She'll lead you and guide you in all that you do.
Try all that she can just to see you get through.
Good times and bad times, she's there for it all.
Say head up, be proud, and always stand tall.
She'll love you through quarrels and even big fights,
or heart to heart chats on cold lonely nights.
My mother's the greatest that I've ever known,
I think God made my mother like He'd make his own.
A praiser, a helper, an encourager too,
nothing in this world that she wouldn't do.
To help us succeed she does all that she can,
raised a young boy now into a man.
I want to say thank you for all that you do,
please always know mom, that I love you.

New Product On The Block

Item #0199

Bed Alarm Sensor

The world's first wearable sensor that alerts wandering on your mobile device, SafeWander™ gives you peace of mind. Consisting of a tiny Button Sensor worn by your patient, a Gateway plugged near his/her bed, and a mobile device App, the SafeWander™ system sends a beeping alert to your mobile device as soon as the sensor detects your patient getting up.

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