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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ Jun 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

* Toileting

Gradually people suffering from dementia will lose their ability to control their toileting, and incontinence occurs (i.e. loss of bladder/bowel control). Sometimes patients are unable to find their way to the toilet or can no longer clean themselves. Incontinence is often a stressful problem for the caregiver and quite often this gives rise to the discussion whether a patient may need to be moved to a home.

1. Clearly mark the toilet (have a colorful door with a symbol)

2. Make going to the toilet part of the daily routine.

3. The inside of the toilet bowl should be dark (e.g. by coloring the water). A totally white toilet does not allow orientation, especially for men while urinating in a standing position.

4. Restlessness sometimes indicates a need to go to the toilet.

5. Avoid the use of a catheter or tube, even at an advanced stage as this may cause infection.

6. Pay attention to skin care as feces and urine attack the skin.

7. Don't dramatize an 'accident', distract the affected person and clean up discretely.

This Week's Blog:

Building Additional Serious Illness Measures Into Medicare Programs> 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:

Jun 5th 6:00-7:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Hopewell, VA:

Jun 6th 3:00-4:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Ridgecrest, CA:

Jun 7th 1:00-2:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Johnstown, NY

Jun 8th 4:00-5:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Providence, RI

Jun 9th 3:00-5:00 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

Forbes: Fifteen million Americans care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and two-thirds of them feel isolated or alone in that difficult endeavor. That’s one finding of a survey released today by the Alzheimer’s Association, which also revealed that 84% of the caregivers would like more support in their efforts.

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Science Daily: Long before symptoms of Alzheimer's disease become apparent to patients and their families, biological changes are occurring within the brain. Amyloid plaques, which are clusters of protein fragments, along with tangles of protein known as tau, form in the brain and grow in number, eventually getting in the way of the brain's ability to function. These biological changes can be detected early in the course of Alzheimer's disease through positron emission tomography (PET) scan or cerebrospinal fluid analysis.

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Washington Post: Gary Williams thought he had found a glimmer of hope. Six months earlier, his wife, Gwendolyn — 64 and a retired education professor at Bowie State University in Maryland — had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The disease, as Gary would come to describe it, was “a slow-moving train” in their lives.

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Harvard Health Publications: Did you ever stride purposefully into a room, stand in one spot, and then wonder what you'd intended to do? Have you ever lost your house keys, or forgot where you parked the car? Relax. Occasional memory slips are natural.

"Everyone has these experiences sometimes, but if they frequently happen to you or someone you love, they may be early signs of Alzheimer's disease," says Dr. Scott M. McGinnis, a neurologist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Medical Xpress: A phase 2 clinical trial in young adults with Down syndrome of a drug being investigated for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease supports further investigation of its potential. Results of the four-week trial of scyllo-inositol, also known as ELND005, have been published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Poetry

Crimson Rose~Family Friend Poems

A sign of beauty
A symbol of grace
Its pride runs strong
At a very fast pace.

It's wild like a wolf
It's gentle like the breeze
And it has a burning honour
It's not eager to please.

But carelessness pays
It is armed with thorns
It'll laugh while you're bleeding
As your skin gets torn.

It is loved worldwide
But don't be fooled by its pose
It holds ancient, dark secrets
Beware of the Crimson Rose.

New Product On The Block

Item #1101

Handyman Life Station

Life Stations were created specifically for residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia. Each station is carefully developed with help from the nation's leading memory care programs in an effort to provide therapy for wandering residents through productive engagement. Every Life Station is designed with a series and interactive accessories.

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