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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ Jul 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

* Skin Care

If you are a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may notice signs of aging skin in your loved one such as dry, irritated, or itchy skin.

1. Humidifiers work wonders for dry skin, particularly in the winter months. In the summer, avoid over exposure to the sun and be sure to offer adequate fluids to your loved one to ensure hydration. Avoid harsh soaps and really hot water during the bath, try to find a soap product that is free of sodium lauryl sulfate which can cause dryness and skin irritation. Use natural moisturizing products daily-avoid products high in chemicals and added artificial scents which could increase skin sensitivity and irritation. Keep in mind that dry skin could be a sign of a medical condition such as diabetes or worsening of conditions such as kidney disease so be sure to report signs of dry skin to a physician.

2. Elderly people usually bruise easier than younger individuals because the skin becomes thinner as we age and we lose some of the protective fatty layer. Keep in mind that frequent bruising can be a sign of serious health issues, such as problems with normal blood clotting mechanisms. Be sure to report signs of unexplained or excessive bruising to a physician.

3. Skin tags are small growths (usually the same color as flesh) that commonly occur on the neck, armpits, and other folds of the body; they are normally harmless. As we age skin tags become more prevalent but they can cause irritation when they rub against other skin surfaces or clothing. If your loved one has a skin tag that looks irritated or causes pain, it should be reported to a physician. Skin tags can usually be easily removed.

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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.

Melville, NY:

Jul 10th 9:30-10:30 am

DETAILS HERE

Columbus, GA:

Jul 11th 10:00-11:00 am

DETAILS HERE

Riverside, CA:

Jul 12th 7:00-8:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Johnstown, NY:

Jul 13th 4:00-5:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Ocean Park, WA:

Jul 14th 10:30-12:00 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

Medscape: Abnormal brain activity characteristic of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be "normalized" with a single intravenous infusion of high-dose levetiracetam (LEV) (multiple brands), although treatment has no effect on cognitive function, new research shows.

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FierceBioTech: Neuroscience-focused digital technology company Ixico just nabbed a contract for imaging clinical trial services from Spanish biotech Araclon. The trial is a phase 2 on Araclon’s Alzheimer’s vaccine candidate dubbed ABvac40. Ixico will use its imaging data management platform TrialTracker to collate results from positron emission tomography (PET) and MRI scans, and its patent-protected image analysis technology to evaluate patient eligibility, assess target engagement and quantify drug effects in patients.

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The Mercury: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine came out with a new report recently showing just how little is still known about preventing cognitive decline and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. The report should spur a doubling down on research into a disease that’s becoming more prevalent as baby boomers age, taxing the health care system and those pressed into service as caregivers.
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LiveScience: Adults with ADHD may have an increased risk of developing dementia later in life, a new study from Taiwan finds. In the study, adults who had been diagnosed with ADHD were more than three times more likely to later be diagnosed with dementia, compared with adults who did not have ADHD, the researchers found.

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MedicalXpress: A new study published in The Gerontologist finds that states could save tens of millions of dollars—and help more Americans with dementia remain in their communities—if their caregivers took part in a program designed to improve their emotional and physical well-being so that they were able care for their spouses or partners effectively at home.

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Poetry

Summer Days ~ Hello Poetry

Sunrays kissing my bare skin
Heat waves through by body
This would just mean
It's summer already.

No more stressful day,
I can go out and play
Or just all day be at rest;
Truly, summer days are the best.

New Product On The Block

Item #0136

Wheelchair Anti-Tipping Device

A simple device that prevents a wheelchair from accidentally tipping over backwards.


The “anti-tippers” attach to any wheelchair and, like training wheels, and prevent the chair from tipping over backwards, an all-too-frequent occurrence and danger. They have a universal fitting attachment and are adjustable, permitting you to position them exactly where you need them to go.

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