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Brenda Avadian

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Member since: Mar 02, 2012

AWARD WINNING SPEAKER and INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR

Brenda, an award-winning speaker, became a national spokesperson for family and professional caregivers and an internationally acclaimed author of eight books during a time when only a handful of caregivers shared their experiences. She served as a pioneering voice for caregivers while she and her husband cared for her father with Alzheimer's.

BRINGS HOPE and STRENGTH through KNOWLEDGE and JOY

More than a decade and a half since she became a caregiver, she continues to bring hope and strength to caregivers around the world through knowledge, humor, and joy. She invites you to sign up for The Caregiver's Voice Monthly Newsletter at TheCaregiversVoice.com

ADVOCATES USE of the CAREGIVING CONTINUUM

Having depended on a wide range of services while caring for her father, she poignantly shares her own and other caregivers' experiences to illuminate the caregiving journey while helping families confidently and knowledgeably navigate a potentially confusing maze of choices.

As a result, Brenda advocates making use of the caregiving continuum, including support groups, geriatric assessment, educational sessions, in-home care, adult day care, elder law services, clinical studies, and residential, assisted living, or nursing care.

CONSULTANT and COACH

Before becoming a caregiver, Brenda helped others to become better leaders and communicators, first as a college professor and then as an organizational development consultant and corporate coach. For thirty years, Brenda has also been a private investor; although, these days, with micro-second algorithmic trading, it's getting impossible to trade on fundamentals and even technicals.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Brenda earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She met her husband, David Borden in Milwaukee. They live with their orange tabby cat on five acres in the Angeles National Forest in Southern California, where Brenda is training for the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon after completing her first marathon in 2011 during one of Los Angeles' worst rainstorms (and, would you believe hail in Santa Monica).

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