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Collector and horticulturist, Henry Francis du Pont opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. It is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands in the historic Brandywine Valley Region in Delaware.


The Story Of Winterthur

The du Ponts came to the United States in 1800 and created a powerful business, a war-time legacy, a senatorial authority and a museum that preserved the essence of American decorative arts. The gardens were designed by du Pont himself over decades of meticulous arrangements. 


In This Issue


  • Over 90 Percent Of Dementia Cases In China Are Undetected
  • Let's Rethink Alzheimer's
  • Blood Pressure Drugs Slow Dementia
  • Research Approach Highlights Potential Therapeutic Targets For Alzheimer's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Store Featured Product
  • Recipe Of The Week
  • Newsletter Promotions
  • Events Calendar
  • Trivia Questions



Editorial Note: Healthcare Products LLC reviews the news wires looking for press releases and current articles relating to dementia. We write a brief description of each article and by clicking on its heading will bring you to the originally written story ...hope you enjoy The Alzheimer's News...

Over 90 Percent Of Dementia Cases In China Are Undetected


(Source: Science Daily) - An international team of researchers has found that over 90 percent of dementia cases in China go undetected, with a high level of undiagnosed dementia in rural areas. The team of public health experts led by Dr Ruoling Chen at King's College London argues that more mental health education targeting high-risk populations is now needed to improve diagnosis rates, and increase support for sufferers and their families.

Dementia affects 10 million in China and up to 50 million worldwide, of which around 35 million sufferers are undiagnosed. Dementia causes deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Although the condition mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of aging. Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide. Early diagnosis is crucial to alleviating the significant physical, psychological, social and economical impact the condition has on caregivers, families and society.

The new study, led by Dr Chen, a research leader in global health in the School of Medicine at King's, found that in China 93 percent of dementia cases in people aged 60 and over went undetected. The level of undetected dementia is much higher than has been seen in studies undertaken in high income countries, where about 60 percent of older adults with dementia are not diagnosed.

Blood Pressure Drugs Slow Dementia


(Source: Herald Sun) - A class of drugs designed to lower blood pressure also slightly brakes the progression of dementia among the elderly and may even boost brain power.  
Doctors in Cork, Ireland, looked at data from a long-term study involving 361 patients aged in their late seventies on average who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a form of dementia.

The group, enrolled at memory clinics in two university hospitals in Ontario, Canada, was monitored between 1999 and 2010, using two standard tests to track their cognitive skills.

Eighty-five of them were already taking blood pressure medication called centrally active angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors - better known as CACE-I drugs - when they were enrolled in the study.

Patients in this group had a small but measurable slowing in mental decline compared with counterparts who did not take the medication, according to the Irish analysis.
The researchers also carried out a smaller-scale probe, assessing the brain power of 30 patients who were newly prescribed the drugs, during their first six months on the medication.


Let's Rethink Alzheimer's

(Source: Huff Post) - Alzheimer's now affects more than 5.4 million Americans and may be costing as much as $200 billion annually, twice what is spent on cardiovascular disease and close to triple what is spent on treating cancer, according to a recent RAND study.

The central thesis in terms of what causes Alzheimer's, has focused on the role of a particular protein, beta-amyloid, as a cornerstone in the degeneration of the brain seen in this disease. In fact, new brain-imaging technology is now available that can actually determine the amount of this protein in people as a way to help predict their Alzheimer's risk. But in the absence of any meaningful treatment, the utility of this line of investigation is questionable. I'll leave that be, but indicate that clearly half of individuals studied who are found to have significant elevations of beta-amyloid are completely intact from a cognitive perspective.

Focusing on the purported role of beta-amyloid in Alzheimer's has led to pharmaceutical researchers expending incredible resources to find drugs to rid the brain of this seemingly dreadful protein. And thus far, all efforts have failed, miserably.





(Source: Medical  News Today) - Key molecular pathways that ultimately lead to late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of the disorder, have been identified by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The study, which used a combination of systems biology and cell biology tools, presents a new approach to Alzheimer's disease research and highlights several new potential drug targets. The paper was published in the journal Nature.

Much of what is known about Alzheimer's comes from laboratory studies of rare, early-onset, familial (inherited) forms of the disease. "Such studies have provided important clues as to the underlying disease process, but it's unclear how these rare familial forms of Alzheimer's relate to the common form of the disease," said study leader Asa Abeliovich, MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology and cell biology and of neurology in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain at CUMC. "Most important, dozens of drugs that 'work' in mouse models of familial disease have ultimately failed when tested in patients with late-onset Alzheimer's. This has driven us, and other laboratories, to pursue mechanisms of the common form of the disease."

Non-familial Alzheimer's is complex; it is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors, each having a modest effect individually. Using so-called genome-wide association studies (GWAS), prior reports have identified a handful of common genetic variants that increase the likelihood of Alzheimer's. A key goal has been to understand how such common genetic variants function to impact the likelihood of Alzheimer's.


The Alzheimer's Store Featured Product!


Item #H019 Glassware


The carafe and glass set combine great impact strength and shatter resistance with clarity and functionality. When the glass is not being used, it covers the top of the carafe preventing dust particles and bacteria from contaminating the liquid.

Recipe Of The Week       
Here's a terrific gluten-free recipe! A gluten-free diet excludes the protein, gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye.                                                                            

Crab Quesadillas

3/4 cup cooked and chopped crabmeat (If using canned crabmeat, double check label to ensure it is gluten-free)
1/2 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded & divided
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 avocado
1 lime
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 cup of chopped cilantro
1 Serrano pepper
1 jalapeño pepper
1 red bell pepper
1/2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
Rudi’s Gluten-Free Spinach Tortilla
4 Tbsp. butter or olive oil or both!

Sriracha Wasabi Sour Cream
1/2 tsp. wasabi
1 Tbsp. gluten-free Sriracha
1 cup sour cream

1.Chop and sauté red pepper, Serrano pepper and jalapeño pepper together on med-high heat with olive oil or butter.  Add minced garlic towards the end of the sauté and reduce to med/med-low heat.
2.Combine crabmeat, Monterey Jack cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions and garlic in medium bowl; squeeze 1/2 of lime over ingredients and mix well.
3.Spread about 1/2 cup mixture and sliced avocado onto 2 tortillas; sprinkle evenly with remaining Monterey Jack cheese.
4.Top with remaining tortillas.
5.Melt 1 tablespoon of butter on cast iron griddle over medium-high heat.
6.Add one quesadilla; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
8.Cut each into six wedges.
9.Serve with Sriracha Wasabi sour cream for dipping.



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Events Calendar: (if you would like to list your upcoming event, email us at contact@alzstore.com)

Jul 31st 6:30-8:30 pm  - Dementia Falls & Care / St. Louis, MO

Jul 31st - MET Escapes; Programs For Visitors With Dementia / New York, NY

Aug 6th 2:30-4:00 pm - Alzheimer's Cafe / New York, NY

Aug 24th - Walk to End Alzheimer's / Sterling, CO


Take a guess at these trivia questions ..answers will be posted in next week's newsletter

1. What were the Hawaiian Islands originally known as?
2. Which is the largest state in the United States of America?
3. In which year did the Titanic sink

**email your answers to contact@alzstore.com to be in the running for a free gift! Winner will be chosen at random at the beginning of the month...

Answers to last week's trivia; 116 years / H, I, N, O, S, X, Z / 32


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