After the Diagnosis: Caregiving Strategies

Caregiving Strategy Lecture

A ‘Caregiver’ is someone who provides any type of physical or emotional care for a loved one or someone with health impairments. Alzheimer’s in the US is on the rise and there are currently over 5 million people diagnosed with the most feared disease for people over 65. Many people are overwhelmed when faced with the need to suddenly care for someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. But HOPE is on the horizon!

The Endeavor Cognitive Health Series is offering a lecture designed to enhance understanding of Alzheimer’s and will explain the various other types of Dementia. We will focus on:

  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Disease
  • Progression
  • Treatment Options

All of these topics will be addressed in a language that can be understood by all and is designed to point people in the right direction for information, care options and treatments.

Dementia Care Education Logo This Endeavor Cognitive Health Series is FREE to the public and is open for individuals interested in the topics, family caregivers and professionals. The lecture will be on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Scottsdale Mustang Library (10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258). We will be pleased to hear from Brian Browne, MS, CSA who is currently serving as the Director of Education and Outreach at Banner Research and the President of Dementia Care Education. Mr. Browne has expertise in interpreting the cognitive science of Alzheimer’s and Dementia and offers education, training and research statistics in a way attendees will understand.

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Join us to hear from an industry expert on Alzheimer’s and Dementia cognitive health. Seating is limited and there will be light refreshments served. Please RSVP by calling 480-498-2324 and contact us for any questions on topics in the lecture series.

ABC’s of Alzeheimers and Dementia

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Are you or someone you love experiencing memory loss?

Alzheimer’s and other various types of Dementia are becoming very common and is one of the most feared diseases for people over 65 years of age. Currently in the United States there are over 5 million people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Enhancing your understanding of common symptoms, the path for diagnosis and disease progression and the best care and treatment options available are important.

The Endeavor Cognitive Health Lecture Series is once again offering the ABC’s of Alzheimer’s and Dementia lecture topic for the public in Gilbert, AZ. Please join us for a FREE lecture that is open to the public and is meant for medical professionals, caregivers, friends and family who are searching for resources and guidance about cognitive health from an industry expert.

Dementia Care Education Lecture Speaker: Brian Browne, MS, CSA
Brian Browne experience in cognitive health has made him a frequent lecturer around the country sharing his expertise in dementia care education and training, Alzheimer’s research, and healthy living for the aging. He is the Director of Education and Outreach at Banner Research and the President of Dementia Care Education.

When: January 11, 2017

Where: The Falls Event Center (4635 E. Baseline Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85234)

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Light Refreshments will be served and we ask that you please RSVP by calling 480-498-2324. Endeavor In-Home Care will continue to bring these types of lectures to the public to make needed cognitive resources available. Please contact us for future topics  on Dementia Care in Gilbert or to share topics that would be beneficial to hear about.

After the Dementia Diagnosis: Exploring Care giving Strategies

The Endeavor Cognitive Health Lecture Series

Your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia- NOW WHAT?!

When a person with Dementia finds that their ability to remember is declining, they often feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance and support. The people closest to them- including their family, friends and caregivers- need to do everything they can to help the person retain their sense of health, identity and feelings of self-worth. As the disease progresses, caring for someone with Dementia becomes increasingly more difficult. Join us and discover facts about Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Phoenix
The Endeavor Cognitive Health Series is back and will be offering a FREE morning lecture on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 10:00am to noon at Leisure World in Mesa (908 S. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85206) Brian Browne, MS, CSA will help attendees discover how common Dementia symptoms can be managed as well as coping techniques and other caregiver strategies to help you and your loved ones find success. Light refreshments will be served and this lecture is available to the public and all friends and family are welcome.

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Please join us for this lecture to learn more about cognitive health from an industry expert. Seating is limited so please RSVP by calling 480-498-2324. Please contact us for any questions on future topics in this lecture series.

Alzheimer’s Disease Medication in Final Human Trials – Hope Is Rising

Alzheimer’s diseaseWe’re always thrilled to share the latest developments in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease, but none have looked quite so promising as the latest: aducanumab. In its first clinical study, analysts discovered that a considerable amount of amyloid plaque in the patients’ brains disappeared, and even more remarkable, “This is the first antibody tested where the people who had the greatest removal of amyloid from their brains also saw the greatest stabilization of their clinical decline,” according to Dr.Adam Boxer of the San Francisco Memory and Aging Center at the University of California.

Unlike existing Alzheimer’s treatment options with limited and short-term effects, aducanumab’s halting of further memory loss offers an amazing level of hope – and may be available to patients in as early as five years. The goal will be to treat those who are known to be at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease before the onset of symptoms.

Even though we are excited about these developments, of course there are possible negatives to address. In those who received the highest dose of the drug in the first phase of testing, brain bleeding and swelling were noted. The next trials will include a larger amount of participants, for a longer amount of time, and careful evaluation of risks vs. advantages.

Impacting nearly 5.3 million Americans, and forecasting to increase to an estimated 16 million by the year 2050, the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on the American public is tragic. One in three seniors dies with some form of dementia, and at this point it’s the only cause of death within the top ten in our country without a cure or prevention.

Additionally, the financial stress is staggering to our nation: $236 billion in 2016 alone, with half of that cost associated with Medicare – ready to grow to a whopping $1.1 trillion by the year 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

At Endeavor Home Care, it’s our dream to see the day when the struggles of Alzheimer’s disease become a memory. But for now, we offer specialized dementia care at home, provided by trained professionals who bring increased quality of life and wellbeing to seniors with Alzheimer’s. Whether the need is for help with personalized care such as with bathing and dressing, light housework and laundry, transportation and errand-running, or merely a kind, patient companion to engage the senior to the best of his or her ability, Endeavor Home Care can help.

Contact us at (480) 535-6800 for more resources and caregiving information, or so that we can share more about how we can travel with you and your loved one throughout the journey of Alzheimer’s disease.

Nutrition & the Prevention of Alzheimers- Health Lecture Series

Does nutrition play a role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s?

Researches across the world are racing towards a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But as the prevalence rates for Alzheimer’s increase, the focus of research has broadened from treatment to prevention strategies. It has been discovered that it may be possible to prevent or delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias though a combination of diet and nutrition. Join us and learn more about how what you eat and what you do can reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Phoenix

The Endeavor Cognitive Health Lecture Series continues on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 10:00am–noon at Leisure World in Mesa (908 South Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206). At this FREE morning lecture we will hear from Brian Browne who will offer cutting edge research and information from an industry expert’s point of view. This lecture is open to the public and there will be light refreshments served.

Our lecture speaker, Brian Browne MS, CSA, directs education and community outreach initiatives within the science, business and lay communities. As the Director of Education and Outreach at Banner Research and President of Dementia Care Education, he creates partnerships as he interprets dementia and Alzheimer’s science for the community.

The Endeavor In-Home Care team brings this Cognitive Health Lecture Series to the public and welcomes anyone interested in receiving more information on the various topics. This will be the last lecture until we begin again in January 2017. Please contact us for the future topics that will be in this lecture series. There is limited space available for the lectures so please RSVP by calling 480-498-2324.

Can’t Remember- A Health Lecture on Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Are you or someone you love experiencing memory loss?

If so, you are invited to attend a FREE lecture on the ABC’s of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

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This lecture is designed to enhance understanding of Alzheimer’s and will explain the various other types of dementia- including symptoms, diagnosis, disease progression and treatment options- all in a language we can all understand! Alzheimer’s disease is the most feared disease for people over 65 but hope is on the horizon. Over 5 million are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. This lecture is designed to point people in the right direction for information, care and treatment.

The free evening lecture will be given by Brian Browne, MS, CSA who is an industry leader on cognitive health. We encourage professionals, family caregivers, friends or anyone needing resources and guidance on this topic to attend- all are welcome!

  • When: November 7, 2016
  • Where: Room G2 at the Arizona Community Church in Tempe, AZ (9325 S. Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284)
  • Time: Light Dinner & Mingling from 5:00–7:30pm; Lecture is from 5:30-7:30pm

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Phoenix

Brian Browne is the Director of Education and Outreach at Banner Research and the President of Dementia Care Education. Brian directs education and community outreach initiatives within the science, business and lay communities. In this capacity he interprets the science to the Local, national and international community and creates mutually beneficial strategic partnerships. Brian is a frequent lecturer at meetings and conferences around the country and has expertise in Dementia Care Education and training and Alzheimer’s research.

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The Endeavor In-Home Care team in Alzheimer’s care in Chandler, AZ brings amazing education directly to the community with our Cognitive Health Lecture Series so needed resources are readily available to the public. There is limited space available at this event, so please RSVP by calling 480-498-2324.

WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S REALLY LIKE?

Despite the best intentions to provide in-home care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, struggles to understand what the disease is really like can lead to frustration. In this video, see what happens when someone providing home care for a loved with Alzheimer’s disease finds out what it is really like to experience the symptoms.

By simulating the mental confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as vision problems and arthritis that are common in seniors, this son who was caring for his mother with the disease experienced the challenges and isolation himself. Researchers are able to provide these experiences to those providing elderly home care to increase understanding and reducing frustration.

At Endeavor Senior In-Home Care, we can help your family provide the compassionate senior in-home care in Phoenix, AZ, that he or she deserves. Find out more by calling (877) 584-6162.

Dementia Care Tips: Handling Mean Dementia Behavior

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Those providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia know all too well the varied and complex behaviors associated with the disease, and one of the most challenging is the change in temperament – the Jekyll and Hyde transformation from that sweet, gentle person into an angry, offensive bully. The emotional trauma those personality shifts can cause are often devastating, particularly for a family member who has been providing dedicated, selfless dementia care for the senior.

Trying not to take these troubling behaviors personally, as hard as that may be, and to remember that the person is usually reacting out of fear or frustration, is very important. These dementia care pointers can help soothe an angry situation and restore peace:

  • Stay calm. Your loved one may pick up on your heightened agitation and become more agitated in turn – and likewise, is more apt to calm down himself if you keep your cool. Keeping your focus and trying to move the person’s attention to a different topic or activity can be helpful.
  • Comfort the person. Refrain from arguing with your loved one, even though it may be a first instinct, and use a quiet, comforting and slow tone of voice. Think about what may be triggering your loved one’s feelings of anger so you can deal with those triggers, such as pain, overstimulation, or anxiety.
  • Keep notes about behavioral triggers. In order to help avoid, or at least minimize a similar situation in the future, learn from the experience. Keep a diary of what happened, when it happened, and what worked (or didn’t work).

It’s of utmost importance for family caregivers to also save some time for themselves to renew energy and refresh their minds, especially after agitating episodes with their loved one. Endeavor Home Care is available to provide patient, compassionate, experienced Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Scottsdale as well as several other cities in Arizona. We offer valuable respite care for families. Call us at (480) 535-6800 to learn more.

Arizona Homecare Company Update: Alzheimer’s Disease Now Potentially Linked to the Immune System

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Endeavor Home Care, an Arizona homecare company, believes there’s never been a more encouraging time for Alzheimer’s research than now, and new developments seem to be appearing every week. The latest findings are slated to have a huge impact in the quest for treatments and a cure: the correlation between Alzheimer’s and the body’s natural immune response to infections.

While scientists have been studying the connection between the beta amyloid protein and Alzheimer’s, the most recent news comes from the discovery that this protein is displaying the capability of fighting off infections in mice. Some drug trials have tried to get rid of this bacteria-fighting protein, which could be dangerous if beta amyloid works similarly in humans.

If this theory is correct, it follows that Alzheimer’s is likely triggered by an over-reactive immune response to a pathogen, causing problems in older brains that are unable to handle the overload.

While the findings are inconclusive, they match up with what we already know about the importance of proper sleep, exercise and a healthy diet, now showing that they could even potentially prevent Alzheimer’s. This research marks the way forward for other potential treatment options, such as inflammatory reduction medications and vaccines.

Contact Endeavor Home Care to learn more about how our Arizona homecare company can help seniors with Alzheimer’s, and their families, live more peaceful, comfortable lives. Call us any time at 480-535-6800 and allow us to share some additional dementia resources, and details on how our professionally trained Alzheimer’s caregivers can make a real difference in the quality of life for seniors.

Proper Alzheimer’s Care

If you have a loved one that has been recently diagnosed with o e Alzheimer’s, then you undoubtedly have a million questions on your mind. One of these questions might be what kind of Alzheimer’s care is needed? Or, how can I best care for my loved one? This blog post will be focusing on just that. If you want to learn more read on.

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Sunlight and fresh air will be refreshing for your loved one, and will engage many of his senses, as well.

Develop a Day-to-Day Routine

One thing you should do is develop a day-to-day routine. This will make it easier for your loved one to cope with every day matters. You can do this by doing the following things: keep a sense of structure and familiarity, let your loved one know what to expect every day, and involve them in daily activities.

Communicate With Them

Another thing that you should do is communicate with them in a clear and concise manner. Doing things like keep all communication short, clear, and simple, call them by name, speak slowly, and word questions in a way that they are available to answer.

Plan Activities

Another thing that you should do is plan activities for them. Ask them about their interests and plan their activities based on those interests. Perform activities with them that use the senses such as sigh, smell, hearing, and touch. Also be sure to plan time outdoors with them. A little sunlight and fresh air will not only be refreshing but it will be good for your loved one as well.

These are just a few things you can do to help care for your loved one. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.