Home > eNews > Feb 2017 > Vol IV


Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ Feb 2017 Vol IV

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

* Dental Care

1. Brush teeth twice a day. To make teeth cleaning less of a chore, find a toothbrush that the patient can manage and that is also easy for you or other caregivers to use, if the person needs assistance. A powered toothbrush may be a good choice, if the patient can tolerate the vibrating sensation. If toothpaste makes the process more difficult, omit it. Ask your dentist if the patient can use a fluoride gel or rinse to keep tooth enamel strong.

2: Floss teeth once a day. A floss holder can make flossing easier for those who do not have good finger dexterity. Special picks and sticks make a good alternative if the patient clenches his or her teeth. Ask your dentist about using an anti-microbial solution to protect the gums.

3. Clean mouth and dentures after every meal. Some patients with Alzheimer’s do not swallow well. Clear the patient’s mouth of any remaining food and rinse after every meal. Remove the patient’s dentures for cleaning after every meal. Using a toothbrush with soft bristles, very gently brush the gums and roof of the patient’s mouth.

4. Visually inspect the patient’s teeth and gums once a month. Ask the patient’s dentist about any trouble spots you should watch. If gums bleed or appear swollen or red, the patient may have gum disease and will need to visit a dentist.

5. Schedule regular dentist visits (beginning with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis). Maintain a current list of the patient’s medications for your dentist and all health care workers. See a dentist as soon as possible if the patient has difficulty or pain while chewing or has bad breath.

This Week's Blog:

NY Times Well: Caring for the Alzheimer's Caregiver > READ ON

Support Groups

Greensboro, GA:

Feb 27th 10:30-12:00 pm

DETAILS HERE

Oberlin, OH:

Feb 28th 2:00-3:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Richmond, IN:

Mar 1st 2:30-3:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Angleton, TX

Mar 2nd 6:00-7:30 pm

DETAILS HERE

Richland, IL

Mar 3rd 10:00-11:30 am

DETAILS HERE

Folljow s

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

This Week's eNews Promotions:

Exclusive Offers For eNews Subscribers

Limited Time Only

Free Shipping On All Orders Over $75

Click HERE to see what customers are saying about our products...

Trending In The News

Medical News Today: A new molecular study reveals for the first time that high blood sugar or glucose damages an important enzyme that is involved with how the immune system responds in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers say the findings will help map the progression of the devastating disease to better identify those at risk and perhaps find new ways to treat or prevent it.
READ MORE

Forbes: What is the likelihood of BACE inhibitors providing clinical value to Alzheimer’s patients? Great question, and it comes at a time where Merck has just pulled one of its trials testing its BACE inhibitor. This was a good decision on Merck’s part, but not because BACE inhibitors have lost promise. The short answer is -- the likelihood that BACE inhibitors will be useful for preventing Alzheimer's is good (at least as good as other amyloid therapies in trial).

READ MORE

Medscape: Postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) appears to be neither risk-inducing nor neuroprotective when it comes to Alzheimer's disease (AD), suggests new research. Twenty-year data from more than 8000 women who participated in a Finnish osteoporosis study showed no significant link between taking postmenopausal estrogen and an increased or decreased risk for AD.

READ MORE

MedPageToday: Sleeping for extended amounts of time may be an early indicator of cognitive decline in older people, especially among those with lower education levels, researchers report. Elderly participants who consistently slept more than 9 hours a night had double the dementia risk over a decade of follow-up in an analysis of data from the Framingham Heart Study.

READ MORE

USA Today: Former star of The Partridge Family David Cassidy revealed that he is suffering from dementia. Cassidy's representative, Jo-Ann Geffen, confirmed to USA TODAY Monday that Cassidy, 66, has been battling the memory-destroying brain disorder. The former teen idol told People his family has a history of dementia and he always “knew this was coming." Cassidy said he is no longer touring as a musician so he can focus on his health and happiness.

READ MORE

Poetry

Ash Wednesday~Poetry Foundation

Shut out the light or let it filter through
These frowning aisles as penitentially
As though it walked in sackcloth. Let it be
Laid at the feet of all that ever grew
Twisted and false, like this rococo shrine
Where cupids smirk from candy clouds and where
The Lord, with polished nails and perfumed hair,
Performs a parody of the divine.

The candles hiss; the organ-pedals storm;
Writhing and dark, the columns leave the earth
To find a lonelier and darker height.
The church grows dingy while the human swarm
Struggles against the impenitent body’s mirth.
Ashes to ashes. . . . Go. . . . Shut out the light.

New Product On The Block

Item # 0901 Blue Beacon Communicator >

BlueBeacon™ Indoor Location Awareness is a battery operated self-contained device intended for use with current and future generations of the TriLocTM GPS Locators. BlueBeacon provides supplemental location data when GPS signals are not available.


The BlueBeacon™ can be assigned a specific name such as John’s room, Front Door, or Dining room to provide textual location information.When used with the optional door magnet, it can also detect and send an immediate alert whenever an individual wearing a opens a door.

CLICK FOR MORE INFO

Follow Us

Company Info

Healthcare Products LLC

dba The Alzheimer's Store

450 Oak Tree Avenue

South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Toll Free: (800) 752-3238

www.alzstore.com

Testimonials

"I bought Reminder Rosie for my mom who tends to forget her medicine and it has just been wonderful. She says it is just like I was there reminding her because I record the reminders and it plays back in my voice.… It is a great buy and I would recommend it for anyone."

Customer: Sharon, Coos Bay, OR