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Welcome To Our eNewsletter ~ Mar 2017 Vol I

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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

* Sleeplessness

1. Determine possible reasons causing sleeplessness - finding out what exactly is ailing someone who cannot sleep is easier said than done. There are countless things to look into if you are the caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s disease. One of the most common disorders you need to check for is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common malady among older individuals, recognizable by pauses in breathing due to an obstruction somewhere in the nose or throat. The lack of air causes the person to wake up frequently, interrupting their REM cycle. When you combine something like sleep apnea with Alzheimer’s disease, you can expect your patient to have restless nights.

2: Provide Light Therapy - the design of the patient’s room with Alzheimer’s should be free from any type of light during night time. In some facilities, the color of the room is adjusted appropriately in order to not stimulate the brain before bedtime. According to the latest research regarding light therapy, violet is the best color to promote drowsiness. Light therapy carries over into the morning hours as well. Waking up with adequate light allows the body to re-adjust its circadian clock, making it easier to get out of bed and stay awake for the rest of the daylight hours.

3. Organize Medication Time - patients with Alzheimer’s have a very difficult time falling back asleep if they are woken up for any reason. Nurses and doctors should coordinate with each other in order to design a schedule that promotes sleep for the patient. Also, be aware of the side effects of medication because there are some that will leave a stimulating effect, making it hard to sleep if that medication is taken at night.

4. Make Sleeping a Routine - routines are important, especially for seniors with Alzheimer’s. It is crucial for them to associate certain activities with the time of day. From drinking warm milk to brushing their teeth, anything that can be done regularly in order to signal it’s time for bed is extremely helpful.

5. Limit day time naps - Alzheimer’s patients often crave sleep during the daytime. It is imperative, however, for the caregiver to know how to moderate their patient’s daytime naps. Instead of letting someone sleep on their bed during the day, why not get them a recliner instead? Sleeping on a bed produces deeper sleep than when napping on a couch, which can then lead to a lack of tiredness at night. It is possible to make noontime naps a positive part of their routine by setting times when they can nap and when they should wake up.

6. Create a relaxing environment - A person with Alzheimer’s should have uninterrupted sleep. This can only be possible if there are no distractions. For instance, is there an air conditioner that is clunking? Is the location of the person’s room located near an area where there are activities during the night? Anything along these lines are important when considering how to create a relaxing environment.

This Week's Blog:

Woman from Springfield Tells Alzheimer's Story on Today > READ ON

Support Groups

Deerfield, IL:

Mar 6th 6:00-7:00 pm

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Macon, GA:

Mar 7th 1:00-4:00 pm

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Tucson, AZ:

Mar 8th 7:45-5:00 pm

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Victor, NY

Mar 9th 7:00-8:00 pm

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Ennis, TX

Mar 10th 9:30-10:30 am

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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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Poetry

March Wind~DLTK

March wind is a jolly fellow;
He likes to joke and play.
He turns umbrellas inside out
And blows men's hats away.

He calls the willows
And whispers in each ear,
"Wake up you lazy little seeds;
Don't you know that spring is here?"

New Product On The Block

Item # 0044 Reminder Rosie Alarm Clock >

This twenty-five alarm voice-control reminder clock is the new cutting edge product in keeping the patient independent longer! The caregiver can record messages to be played at preset times in their own voice and in any language they choose.

The messages can range from medication reminders to house keeping or shopping chores. If the patient is going to have company on a particular day, Reminder Rosie can be set to remind him/her in the morning of guests coming that afternoon or any other time.

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South Plainfield, NJ 07080

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Testimonials

"After six months of daily use, Rosie has been very successful for my parents. It has enabled them to maintain their schedule at the assisted living residence and my parents seem to enjoy hearing my and my sister's voice giving them the reminders. Thanks for bringing such a helpful device to market at a great price!"

Customer: C. Nagy