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Brenda Avadian Patient Expert

Pearblossom, California
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Successful Book Launch to Manage the STUFF in Your Life by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving WE DID IT! We had a successful BOOK LAUNCH for Eric Riddle’s and my newest book entitled, STUFFology 101: Get Your Mind Out of the Clutter. Am I proud? Ya’ betcha! ( ... Read on »
Dementia: Be Heard in Washington DC by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving CCAL-Advancing Person-Centered Living is working with the University of Buffalo-Institute for Person-Centered Care on a research project funded by the Retirement Research ... Read on »
Caregivers, Challenged by Missing Medications? by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Are you a caregiver for a loved one with dementia? Do you fear your loved one is not taking his or her pills correctly? Nearly two-thirds of Americans who take m ... Read on »
Over 50? No One Told Me! by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving That means the older we get the greater the impact of whatever we do. Overeat? The pounds will accumulate drastically.  Have an extra drink of alcohol? Phew, d ... Read on »
The Caregiver’s Voice goes Rogue with Gibberish by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’ ... Read on »
Be careful of what you set aside until later by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving When dementia strikes, even the simplest things can be overwhelming. This was the case with my father who had a habit of postponing making decisions until later. ... Read on »
Comfort Food for Caregivers by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving In addition to other jobs, caregivers are often called upon to put food on the table for their companions and themselves. While caring for my late mother, I tried to invo ... Read on »
Spring is in the air, even if … by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving   …even if we have to clean. Is it springtime yet? It’s gotta be there somewhere under all the snow in the Midwest and Eastern U.S.! Despite the unusual weathe ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s Blood Test and the Stigma of Dementia by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving This is GREAT! After all, it casts light on what we need–greater awareness of dementia, which was identified recently as the third leading killer behind heart disease ... Read on »
We just started discussing hospice, when … by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The following is an excerpt from “Where’s my shoes?” My Father’s Walk through Alzheimer’s. Each time there is a change in Mardig’s condition, I get a call. (We called ... Read on »
When should you have “The Talk” with your parents? by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Guest article by Attorney Christine Brown Although there may be several awkward “talks” we have with our parents in our lifetime, the one regarding their estate plann ... Read on »
Connecting with the Past – Reminiscing with Maria by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Guest article by Lynette Wilson Juul Seven years ago, I had the privilege of working with a colorful, charismatic woman named Maria. Maria was eighty and living w ... Read on »
When do you have the talk about money? by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving When do you have the talk? No, not that talk! When do you have the talk with your parents about their estate plan? Answer: Now. When my husband and I created ... Read on »
Birth Announcement – STUFFology 101 book by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving After gestating for months, the embryo of our book on STUFF (clutter) has developed and is ready to be born. Please JOIN my book husband (co-author), Eric Riddle and me ... Read on »
I’m a Caregiver and I Matter by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Family caregivers and professionals matter. I thought I mattered while I was a full-time caregiver, though not everyone agreed. And despite the thousands of caregiv ... Read on »
You are Here – dementia music video by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Written by Karen Morand, Dale G. Butler, and Bakhus Saba, “You Are Here” is music video about younger-onset dementia that strikes almost 2 million people worldwide. Alzh ... Read on »
The Caregiver’s Voice REVIEW – Surviving Alzheimer’s by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The Caregiver’s Voice offers a twist to our REVIEW column with this interview with Paula Spencer Scott, author of the new book, Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and ... Read on »
Caregiver Self-Love: I Matter by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving If this article looks familiar, it’s from our February issue of The Caregiver’s Voice Newsletter . Since today is Valentine’s Day, here is a republication of the op ... Read on »
Wearable technology for caregiver peace of mind by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Guest post by Omar Metwally, MD Health tech isn’t just a buzzword anymore. It’s a movement that’s promising to make patients’, caregivers’, and doctors’ lives easier ... Read on »