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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ Oct 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.

Caregiving Tips:

Approaching A Person With Dementia

For many caregiving tasks, using the following approach will help your loved ones better understand what is going on and reduce anxiety, especially in middle to late stages of dementia.

1. Approach from the front: This will help loved ones with dementia be aware that you are coming. Approaching from the back can produce anxiety.

2. Walk slowly: Allow time for loved ones with dementia to take in that you are approaching.

3. Stand to their sides: This is a supportive stance, whereas standing right in front of them may feel confrontational.

4. Call them by name: Use their names just to get their attention. As dementia progresses they may respond best to their first names, because they often remember them the best.

5. Crouch low: Crouching down if they are seated or lying down helps them feel less threatened.

6. Offer your hand: Their responses to this gesture will give you an idea of whether they would welcome further touch such as hugs.

This Week's Blog:

Can A Mnemonic Slow Memory Loss With Age > 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.

Deerfield, IL:

Oct 2nd 6:00-7:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Louisville, KY:

Oct 3rd 5:00-6:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

New Braunfels, TXI:

Oct 4th 2:00-3:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Tualatin, OR:

Oct 5th 6:00-7:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Jacksonville, TX:

Oct 9th 6:00-7:00 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

Medical Xpress: A new study ranking the safety and effectiveness of four drugs taken to enhance concentration, memory, alertness and moods, found that donepezil was most likely to effectively improve cognition in patients with Alzheimer's dementia.

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Reader's Digest: Genetics aside, everyone should keep a sharp eye out for the signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have recently uncovered some surprising early symptoms, beyond memory loss or confusion while driving. Now, research published in the journal Annals of Neurology says that one marker for Alzheimer’s disease could be written all over your face, too. Rosacea (a skin condition that causes facial redness) could be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a 2016 study.

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Newsweek: As with most diseases, early detection of Alzheimer’s is important even with the current lack of treatment options. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, families that have more time can better deal with the legal, financial and caregiving aspects that accompany a diagnosis. Plus, health care costs could be reduced, as families may be able to prolong the amount of time before a loved one requires the additional support of a nursing home.

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Medical News Today: In a study that followed almost 3,000 older people with normal cognition, researchers found that a simple smell test was able to identify those at higher risk of dementia.

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Forbes: Dementia is already a significant problem in the U.K. and it is only going to get worse. According to figures from the Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently around 850,000 people living with dementia, with that figure expected to pass the million mark by 2025 and the two million mark by 2050. Alzheimer’s Disease International suggests that someone across the globe develops dementia every three seconds. One particular issue that worries many people as they head into their later years is what developing dementia would mean for their financial situation.

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Poetry

Autumn's Majesty~Family Friend Poems

Sun with his artistic touch,
streaks skies of blue with rosy blush,
trimming Oak and Maple too,
crimson reds with yellow hue.

Birch and Hemlock, purple and gold,
apples, pumpkins bright and bold,
burns by day and cools by night,
cloaking trees in fiery might.

Wispy winds and tumbling leaves,
cypress scents within the breeze,
starry eves and harvest moon,
sets the stage for crickets' tune.

As spiders spin their tapestry
and crickets sing in symphony,
their final song of destiny,
it's clear for all the world to see,
Autumn's vibrant majesty!

New Product On The Block

Item #0187

Please Be Patient Cards

Use these cards to discreetly let someone know that your loved one has Alzheimer’s and it may take them a little longer to make a decision or to excuse them for saying something unexpected. Carry the cards with you when taking your loved one to a restaurant, shopping, traveling, or even to a doctor’s office.

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Testimonials

I've been working through this book with my 95 year old mother, a page or 2 at a time. It has been fun and we have enjoyed discussing old memories, and it's a great way to fill in time during a visit to the rest home.
(item #2240)

Customer: A. Huang