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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ Aug 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

* Dressing

For someone who has memory loss, getting dressed often presents a series of challenges: choosing what to wear, getting some clothes off and other clothes on, and struggling with buttons and zippers. Minimizing the potential challenges may make a difference.

1. Try to have the person get dressed at the same time each day so he or she will come to expect it as part of the daily routine.

2. Encourage the person to dress himself or herself to whatever degree possible. Plan to allow extra time so there is no pressure or rush.

3. Allow the person to choose from a limited selection of outfits. If he or she has a favorite outfit, consider buying several identical sets.

4. Arrange the clothes in the order they are to be put on to help the person move through the process.

5. Provide clear, step-by-step instructions if the person needs prompting.

6. Choose clothing that is comfortable, easy to get on and off, and easy to care for. Elastic waists and Velcro enclosures minimize struggles with buttons and zippers.

This Week's Blog:

Early-Onset Alzheimer's Doesn't Thwart These Advocates > 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:

Aug 7th 6:00-7:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Alderson, WV:

Aug 8th 12:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

The Dalles, OR:

Aug 9th 3:00-4:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

DeFuniak Springs, FL:

Aug 10th 2:00-3:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Ennis, TX:

Aug 11th 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

Science Magazine: Researchers have discovered tell-tale signs of Alzheimer’s disease in 20 elderly chimpanzee brains, rekindling a decades-old debate over whether humans are the only species that develop the debilitating condition. Whether chimps actually succumb to Alzheimer’s or are immune from symptoms despite having the key brain abnormalities is not clear. But either way, the work suggests that chimps could help scientists better understand the disease and how to fight it—if they could get permission to do such studies on these now-endangered animals.

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Medical Xpress: Rare mutations in the amyloid precursor protein (APP) have previously been shown to be strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Common genetic variants in this protein may also be linked to intelligence (IQ) in children, according to recent research performed at the University of Bergen, Norway.

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WFPL: The church choir in bright blue robes swayed and testified on a hot summer Sunday.

Pastor Anthony Everett, in his own robe of orange and brown, preached to his “saints” of Wesley United Methodist Church and they called back their approval with a staggered chorus of “Amen!” But this Sunday, Memory Sunday, was different. Halfway through the high-energy service was a quiet call to remember families coping with Alzheimer’s disease. From the pulpit came a call for the names of the suffering and after a brief silence, the response rolled through the pews.

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Business Insider: Residents of Hogeweyk, a village located in Weesp, Netherlands, lead a normal life. They go to the grocery store, complain about the weather, and enjoy a weekly game of bingo. But there's one thing that sets the 152 residents apart from the general public: Everyone has an advanced form of dementia.

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HuffPost: Hailing from the so-called stroke belt, a band of southern U.S. states with high stroke mortality rates, is associated with increased odds of developing dementia, even for people who relocate, a new study suggests. Previous research has linked what are known as vascular risk factors, including obesity, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure, to higher odds of both dementia and stroke.

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Poetry

Loving Care ~ a journey ~ Elizabeth McClellan

Ailing Bedridden Compromised Declining

And then there's the rest of the alphabet

Where does your loved one fit?

Anxious Bewildered Concerned Determined

And then there's thre rest of the alphabet

This is your part, your role on the journey

All these make up the substance of care

For partner or spouse; for parent, sibling, or child

Providing help, "looking after" with love and dignity

Life can change in a hearbeat, in the proverbial blink of an eye

For both of you, for all of us ~ indeed for everyone

Change a bandage then change the sheets

Every day, twice a day ~ sometimes even more

Prepare a meal to savor then guide the fork or spoon

"Normal" as once you knew it now no longer exists

There may be hurt but still hope + and prayer

Then blessing, the sweet gift of hospice

A gentle pathway to peace

In love you begin the journey of hope

With love let it end in peace

At the finish when there is nothing else

Just be there ~ just love them ~ just care

Hold a hand, hug if you can ~ and love them

This journey is now your "new normal"

New Product On The Block

Item #0810

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A Day At The Beach is relaxing and nourishing for your soul. Reflect on all your wonderful beach vacations and feel the healing sun on your face.
Therapeutic puzzles are a focused activity that allows the caregiver to spend time engaging with the individual with Alzheimer’s. The puzzle pieces are large, and sturdy – ideal for keeping the activity focused.

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