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Briefly Cooking with Soy topic of Dec. 11 workshop Gertie&apos;s Greengrocer will sponsor Cook- ing with Soy, a seminar conducted by Linda LaPlante-Beatty, from 10 to 11 a.m:, Satur- day, Dec. 11, at The Plantations. LaPlante-Beatty will share her knowl- edge and expertise about the healing bene- fits of soy. The class is limited to 20 peo- pie; registration is required by calling 645- 1291. The fee is $10 per person. Hepatitis workshop set for Dec. 21 in Georgetown The SHARP Center will sponsor a hepa- titis workshop at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Georgetown State Service Center, Pub- lic Health Conference Room. The presen- ter, Regina Z..Crocker, RN, BSN, OCN, from Scherling Oncology Biotech, will fo- cus on the epidemiology of hepatitis C and the risk factors associated with hepatitis. She will also review the different types of CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 3 - December 9, 1999 - 43 hepatitis viruses. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration is neces- sary; call 644-1094. ALS support group to meet Dec. 15 in Wilmington The ALS Association, Greater Philadel- phia chapter, will hold a meeting of its Delaware support group from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Bayada Homecare Corporate Offices, 1309 Veale Road, Wilm- ington. The group is open to all ALS pa- tients, their families and friends as well as anyone who would like to learn more about the disease. For more information, call 215-643-5434. Rescuers vs. Controllers topic of Dec. 9 seminar Rescuers vs. Controllers...Which puffer should you use? is the title of the free Focus on Health seminar from 7 to 8 p.m., Thurs- day, Dec. 9, at Beebe Medical Center's Gull House. For more information or to register, call 645-3337. To register online, go to <www.beebemed.org> and click on Focus on Health Lecture Series banner. Knoblauch Continued from page 42 added. "Often, people will start to avoid social activities or stop par- ticipating in hobbies they once en- joyed as a way of compensating for their own forgetfulness or con- fusion. Recognizing these symp- toms and early diagnosis gives pa- tients a greater chance of benefit- ing from existing therapies such as Aricept and allows more time to plan lbr the future." Although Alzheimer's disease is incurable, medical treatment is available to manage some of the symptoms. Once-a-day Aricept tablets, for example, can improve cognition and maintain patient function in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. In controlled clinical trials of up to six months, more than 80 percent of patients taking Aricept experi- enced improved cognition or ex- hibited no further decline com- pared to 58 percent Of patients on placebo. In a progressively degenerative disease such as Alzheimer's, no further decline or a less than ex- pected decline is considered a fa- vorable response. Individual responses to Aricept treatment may vary. Improve- ment, stabilization and decline have been observed in patients treated with Aricept in clinical tri- als. To date, more than a million people in the United States, in- cluding Knoblauch's father, have received a prescription for Ari- cept, contributing to a total of 232 million days of patient use world- wide. "Last season, my dad came out to the stadium and took great joy in watching me play," Knoblauch said. "I'm not sure he would have been able to do that if he wasn't taking Aricept. That's why I'm happy to be working with Eisai and Pfizer in their efforts to in- crease Alzheimer's disease recog- nition." Aricept is indicated for treat- ment of mild-to-moderate demen- tia caused by Alzheimer's disease. The medication is well tolerated with a low incidence of side ef- fects, offers once daily dosing and can be taken with or without food. In controlled pivotal trials, the most common side effects experi- enced with Aricept included nau- sea, diarrhea, insomnia, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue and anorexia. These effects were often mild, transient and resolved with con- tinued treatment. Clinical trials of Aricept have shown no increase relative to placebo, in the inci- dence of either peptic ulcer dis- ease or gastrointestinal bleeding. Nevertheless, cholinesterase in- AND CLICK ON PnYSmlAN DIRECTORY hibitors may be expected to in- crease gastric acid secretion. Therefore, patients having a histo- ry of ulcer disease should be mon- itored closely for gastrointestinal bleeding. In clinical trials, syncopal - fainting - episodes have been re- ported in association with Aricept (2 percent vs. 1 percent for place- bo). Aricept is clinically effective at the starting dose of 5 mg/day and the dose can be escalated to 10 mg/day after 4 to 6 weeks if clini- cally indicated. Individual_re- sponses to Aricept treatment may vary. For more information about managing Alzheimer's disease and Aricept, call toll free at 888- 999=9616, Ext. 25, or visit <www.eisai.corn/products/ari- cept_pi.html>. . .Subscribe to the Cape online! ] Vis,t our website at capegazene.com I Drop Morn or Dad By Sooside Pointe for Some Merriment! As you take on the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, you can enjoy the moment even more as your Mom or Dad experiences all the festivities of the season at Seaside Pointe during our complimentary Merry Days. I 16,17 I111t, 1i111 1100 tta,,, 1,00 I Each day, Mom or Dad can enjoy a special holiday craft, pet therapy, and a gourmet luncheon complete with entertainment, while every afternoon a new activity awaits: lath tt00mtb00 il00llt * Christmas Carolers * Bingo Party with Prizes * Tree Trimming * Ice Cream Social Dea00i00r lm * Singing and Dancing Christmas When you return, both of you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea while taking delight in musical entertainment. Please RSVP one day in advance by calling OK00I) aae47so. Show featuring the duo "Carolen" 100 Seaside Boulevard Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 * Partidpant must be medically appropriate for an iridependent/assisted living environment.