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The Benefits of Professional Dementia Care at Home

Although an astounding number of older adults are dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of family members are struggling with caring for them. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family caregivers are managing their senior loved ones’ dementia care needs by themselves, with only 26% reaching out for professional care support. 

Naturally, families want to do all they can to satisfy their senior loved ones’ needs, but dementia caregiving can result in an exceedingly high level of both mental and physical stress. This takes a toll regarding the caregivers’ own general health over time, specifically when the disease progresses. And many family members think there is an all-or-nothing approach: either oversee the senior’s needs at home, or face moving him or her into residential care. 

Endeavor Home Care, fortunately, offers an alternative that is beneficial to seniors with dementia and to their family caregivers: the addition of certified in-home dementia caregivers to offer as much or as little respite care as needed. Read on to learn more about why dementia care at home is highly beneficial:   

  • Highly trained care. Because our care providers are both skilled and experienced in the numerous intricate components of Alzheimer’s disease, along with other types of dementia, they can proactively cope with, and more successfully manage, even the most challenging of behaviors, like wandering, aggression, and sundowning, among others.  
  • Enhanced safety. The possibility of accidents is increased for everyone with dementia. Even something which seems as easy as helping your family member into the shower or onto the toilet may pose a dangerous fall risk. Trained caregivers understand how to look for and prevent falls, keeping both you and your cherished loved one safe from personal injury. 
  • Sustainable aging in place. Sometimes, family caregivers become so stressed with attempting to meet all of a senior loved one’s needs in tandem with their own that a move to a residential dementia care facility seems inevitable. But working together with a specialist in dementia care opens up the possibility of long-term, effective care in the home.  
  • Ease of mind. Understanding your loved one is in capable hands allows you to take a breath, relax, and step away from the stresses of caregiving in order to alleviate stress and the prospect of caregiver burnout and depression.  

It’s best to look into in-home dementia care choices at the beginning of the disease, to accommodate a more seamless transition and also to make certain that your loved one receives the best dementia care at home from the startContact our Mesa senior care team at 480-498-2324 to ask about a consultation in the comfort of home, where we can establish a highly individualized plan of care that will improve wellbeing for your loved one today, and as needs change in the future. See our full Arizona service area at the bottom of our website. 

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.

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.

MAINTAINING COMMUNICATION WITH A LOVED ONE WITH MEMORY LOSS

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Communication is an integral part of the human experience. It is vital for quality of life and for maintaining self-identity, yet it’s not uncommon for individuals to experience communication deficits as they grow older, especially when memory loss is an issue. Senior in-home care services can help you meet your loved one’s basic needs, allowing you to focus on the quality of your visits with him or her. While visiting, try a few simple tricks to improve communication despite your loved one’s Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia.

Preparing to Communicate

It’s important to avoid letting stressors influence your communication with your loved one. Spend a few minutes taking deep breaths and calming down if something is troubling you. When you’re ready, make sure your loved one is focusing on you. You may need to eliminate distractions, such as by turning off the radio or television. Make eye contact with your loved one before you speak.

Speaking Clearly

It’s best to use short, simple sentences and to avoid any sort of complexity. If you’re asking questions, for example, ask only one question at a time. If you need to repeat your words, be sure to repeat the exact same words you previously used. Speak slowly and calmly, pausing briefly after each sentence to help your loved one process the information.

Listening Carefully

Give your loved one plenty of time to respond when you are finished speaking. Pay attention to non-verbal cues when trying to interpret speech, such as your loved one’s facial expression and body language. If your loved one says something that you know to be untrue, avoid contradicting him or her because this will only cause anxiety. Let your loved one express his or her feelings without trying to interject false humor or joviality into the conversation; it’s all right and even beneficial for your loved one to express sad feelings. Listening respectfully shows your loved one that you care.

Endeavor In-Home Senior Care is the leading provider of senior in-home care services for families in Mesa, AZ. In addition to our companion care, post-operative care, and hospice support services, our rigorously screened caregivers also provide specialized dementia and Alzheimer’s care. If your loved one could benefit from some extra help to maintain independence in his or her own home, call our senior in-home care agency at (877) 584-6162.