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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ Feb 2017 Vol III

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, by browsing our entire store, or by our most popular products.

Caregiver Tips

* Behavior

1. Modify the environment to reduce potential stressors that can create agitation and disorientation. These include loud or unidentifiable noises, shadowy lighting, mirrors or other reflecting surfaces, garish colors, and patterned wallpaper.

2: Maintain calm within yourself. Getting anxious or upset in response to problem behavior can increase the patient’s stress. Respond to the emotion being communicated by the behavior, not the behavior itself. Try to remain flexible, patient, and relaxed. If you find yourself becoming anxious or losing control, take time out to cool down.

3. Manage stress in an Alzheimer’s patient.

Different stress-reducing techniques work better for some Alzheimer’s patients than others, so you may need to experiment to find the ones that best help your loved one.

4. Exercise is one of the best stress-relievers for both the Alzheimer's patient and you, the caregiver. Regular walking, dancing, or seated exercises can have a positive effect on many problem behaviors, such as aggression, wandering, and difficulty sleeping. Indoor shopping malls are vast walking opportunities protected from the weather.

5. Use calming music or play your loved one's favorite type of music as a way to relax them when agitated. Music therapy can also help soothe someone with Alzheimer's during mealtimes and bath times, making the processes easier for both of you.

6. Remembering the past may also help soothe an Alzheimer's patient. Even if your loved one can't remember what happened a few minutes ago, he or she may still clearly recall things from decades ago. Try asking general questions about your loved one's distant past.

This Week's Blog:

The Caregiver Space: I Can't Be On All The Time > READ ON

Support Groups

Berlin, MD:

Feb 21st 11:00-12:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Brandon, FL:

Feb 22nd 6:00-7:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Oakbrook Terrace, IL:

Feb 23rd 10:00-11:00 am

DETAILS HERE

Tomball, TX

Feb 24th 12:00-1:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Athens, GA

Feb 25th 3:00-4:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

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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

CNN: Drug company Merck said it's halting the late-stage trial of its promising Alzheimer's drug verubecestat, after an independent study found that it had "virtually no chance" of working.
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Medical News Today: New research investigates the role of calcium production in Alzheimer's disease. The neurodegenerative process may be caused by a calcium imbalance within the brain cell.

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Science Alert: As we age, our brains might start to get less sharp, making it harder to learn new things or remember key events. And for some, that cognitive decline could be significant, in some rarer cases leading to Alzheimer's disease. When it comes to Alzheimer's, there are more drug failures than successes. On average about 99 percent of all drugs in clinical trials never actually make it to approval, and drugs are still failing late-stage trials in 2017. But there are other ways to decrease your risk of getting the disease.

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Bloomberg: Dementia has unseated AIDS as one of the world’s top killers, new figures from the World Health Organization show, as drugmakers struggle to either curb or cure it.

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Huff Post: Declines in mental sharpness and cognitive ability are common in old age ― but when they typically start has been less clear. A new study suggests that in women, the answer could be: much sooner than you thought.

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Poetry

Soothing Light~Poetry Soup

Even in the hardest of times
there is a soothing light
a beacon of hope
a glimmer of faith
that things can be better

A sparrow's song
soulful and strong
calls to the night
that beauty is there
even if not seen

Take back your plight
and pledge to behold
If only in your heart
a sliver of trust
in the actions of man

New Product On The Block

Item # 2112 Blaney-Musical Teddy Bear >

Blaney - a musical teddy bear, is a combination of the benefits of music for people with cognizant challenges, such as dementia, learning difficulties and autism, combined with the widely accepted advantages offered by 'doll therapy'.

The care and interaction with a comforting soft toy provides a path to unlocking strong maternal instincts or feelings of security, providing both activity and self worth, while also providing music to increase awareness and interaction.

The caregiver can load our musical teddy bear with the patient's favorite songs, room for over 1,000. It is cuddly like most Teddy Bears AND it has a built-in updatable MP3 player inside.

There is no other product like it on the market.

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South Plainfield, NJ 07080

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Customer: T.C.