Sometimes during events, conferences, or even from friends I get the question:”So, what does Endear for Alzheimer’s do?”. I explain to them that we provide needed resources to the families of those with Alzheimer’s. Even after they have seen our sites, read our articles and followed our social networks they still have questions. They have questions, because they use the resources that they need. Our goal is to provide as many resources for families, and Caregivers for free. I understand the emotional and financial stress that they are under and want to lessen them. Below is a summary of what our company does. How we help families, Caregivers, Non-profit organizations, Hospitals, Doctors, Geriatric Care Managers, Senior Housing Operators, Elder Care Attorneys, Financial Advisors, Mortgage Loan Officers, vendors of elder care products, just to name a few. Read the summary to find out how we can help you, and, you might even learn something about why we use an elephant for our logo.
-Carlos Barrios, Founder of Endear For Alzheimer’s
What do Elephants have to do with Alzheimer’s?
In the matriarchal society of the African Elephant, dominant females build up social memory as age, enabling them to recognize familiar faces. Their ability to build on memory is especially helpful in locating separated family members and protecting members of the heard. The leading female emits signals to the rest of the group allowing for a safer environment to breed. The brain functions of elephants allow for acts of endearment. They show signs of grief over a dead family member, can recognize people, places and things as well as retrieve memories of significant moments from the past. As humans we benefit from the same endearing care from our elder family members.
Endear for Alzheimer’s (Endear) seeks to personify its namesake by providing an online interactive community which hosts an array of resources for all people who are connected or simply interested in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Our community focuses on several aspects of the damage that these diseases cause and provides solutions to aid in healing that damage.
The central focus of Endear is to help the advancement of Alzheimer’s and dementia research through raising awareness for the disease. Additionally, online users have the opportunity to donate money through our website and blog directly to a “Featured Charity”.
Endear’s primary goal is to provide necessary resources and services for family members of people with Alzheimer’s. Secondary, Endear offers a platform to connect healthcare providers and elder care service providers to families who need their services or products.
Our services include:
Our 80+ page home website (www.EndearForAlz.com) centers around a state-by-state, national directory of Alzheimer’s and elder care resources and purchasable services.
- National Directory listing which includes:
- Senior Living Communities
- Long Term Care Facilities
- Alzheimer’s Homecare Services
- Medical Practices
- Long Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgages
- Financial Planning
- Senior Focused Products
- Healthcare Consulting services such as:
- Market & feasibility studies
- Business plans and Financial forecasting
- New facility design
- Construction project management
- Special program and facility development (sub-acute, Alzheimers, etc)
- Affiliation agreements
- Elder Care Advisor and Geriatric Care Manager Services:
- Placement Options
- Caregiver Consultation
- Medical Advocacy
- Relocation Coordination
- Real Estate and Financial Planning Assistance
- Elder Care Attorney Referral
- An Alzheimer’s and Dementia eBook Library:
- Easy–to-understand reference books for caregivers
- Novels that help us cope with disease
- Elder care reference
- Informational books about Alzheimer’s
Our blog (www.BlogForAlzheimers.com) provides a continual stream of informational content about the disease. Content includes: scientific findings and progression, Caregiver support articles, real stories about people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Blog resources include:
- National Directory listing
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia eBook Library
- Connection to Endear’s social platforms on:
The culmination of paid services and free resources mentioned above has created a huge online following. Endear sees a large amount of traffic on all of our online platforms. We have a large base of regular viewers in every US state, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Endear is physically located in Portland, Oregon. There, we maintain an active presence in the community by taking part in local Alzheimer’s and dementia events and state policy. Additionally, Endear takes pride in assisting local, national and global non-profit organizations.
Endear for Alzheimer’s is a for-profit company registered under the name of Endear Marketing Group, LLC. As a company, Endear offers marketing and advertising solutions to for-profit companies who service the health and elder care industry. We choose to assist non-profits on a no-cost basis, we simply ask for reimbursement of expenses when appropriate.
For more information on our products and services please visit: Our Home Page