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September 11, 2018 in: Memory Care,

Has your loved one been showing signs of forgetfulness? You might notice a few small changes at first like forgetting to take their medicine, asking the same question twice and not knowing you had already answered, forgetting they just ate, etc. In most cases, Alzheimer’s is hereditary but sometimes, environmental factors can also contribute to this mental disease.

The good news is there are hundreds of memory care facilities out there helping patients of Alzheimer’s and their family live normal lives. Today, more and more families are seeking memory care facilities. The Palazzo is your best choice for memory care in Phoenix because we provide cutting edge techniques to provide patients with comfort and quality care. These facilities offer the best emergency care, 24/7 surveillance to make sure the patient doesn’t harm themselves and customized care to increase their quality of life.

The Montessori Method

The Montessori Method was developed in the 20th century based on the research work of Maria Montessori. It is a way for teachers to best serve the children by understanding their needs and knowing their capabilities. This teaching method provided a highly individualized approach to optimize the student’s opportunity to learn.

Connecting Alzheimer’s to the Montessori Method

Instead of the standard care process, Palazzo uses the Montessori Method for Alzheimer’s patients. We do this because it enhances the patient’s memory deficits and provides them with social and humanizing roles. The activities used in this method are engaging and are shown to lower the depression rate in seniors.

So how does Palazzo use this method to help our patients?

The Montessori Method works in the same way as a teacher’s lesson. Memory enhancing activities are used to engage the patient’s senses, which allow them to see the world with new eyes. It gives them the opportunity to rediscover the things they are losing memory around. The main goal of this method is to use sensory experiences of patients through physical activities such as music therapy or art. This allows them the opportunity to find and express their emotions, enhancing their connection to themselves.

The Aim of the Montessori Method

  • Encourage them to take part in meaningful activities
  • Focus on the individual’s abilities and not their deficits
  • Provide them the support and means to function at their best
  • Enhance self-esteem

Benefits of the Montessori Method

  • Reduces repetitive questioning
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Eliminates boredom
  • Reduces constant need for attention
  • Increases motor skills
  • Reduces depression
  • Increase in socialization
  • Stimulates all senses
  • Helps promote family interaction
  • Gives a sense of contribution and accomplishment

Services Offered at Palazzo in Memory Care

  • Weekly laundry and linen service
  • 3 meals a day and snacks
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • Daily trash removal and bed making

Here at Palazzo, our mission is to focus on the individual’s strengths and abilities, helping to preserve and restore the many skills and characteristics that make them who they are. You can be assured your loved one will be well taken care of.

Why Do Seniors Need Flu Shots?

September 10, 2018 Uncategorized

After 65 years of age, people get more susceptible to the risk of developing serious complications derived from flu. Young, healthier adults have stronger immune systems protecting them from such complications. The elderly can actually face the biggest burden of flu diseases. More than 70% of deaths from flu occur in people above 65 years of age, and they are more likely to become hospitalized due to the flu.

Vaccines as Protection

Most flu cases are caused by viruses. Since over 200 viruses can cause the flu, the immune system can’t protect the person from it all. Vaccines remain the best way to protect against the flu and its complications. Since people over 65 are at the highest risk of developing the flu and suffering its consequences, it is important to get the shot to help guard your wellbeing.

Types of Flu Shots

There are a few different ways to administer the vaccine into your body. One way would be through a nasal spray.  However, this type of vaccine isn’t recommended for people over the age of 50 years old.  Two types of flu vaccines have been approved for the older generation, high does and adjuvanted flu vaccines.

1.    High Dose Flu Vaccines

This contains over 4 times the amount of antigen in a normal flu shot. It increases the immune system response to the flu significantly and the body begins to produce a higher number of antibodies. A clinical trial of 30,000 participants showed people 65 years and older who received the shot faced 24% few flu infections than those who didn’t.

2.    Adjuvanted Flu Vaccines

This flu shot is made from an MF59 adjuvant. This is an additive creating a better immune system response to the flu. In a study of 282 people 65 years and older, found the shot was 63% more effective than a regular flu shot.

It’s worth noting, these vaccines may have mild side effects like muscle ache, headaches, or swelling and redness on the injection area. It is important to consult your doctor to see which, if any, vaccine is best for you.


Here are some symptoms to keep an eye out for when flu season strikes.

  • Fever
  • A cough
  • A sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headaches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Body aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory symptoms, like heaviness in breathing and chest pains

To avoid any further complications, contact a doctor right away if you face any of these symptoms so you can be treated at once.


Treatment of flu is a combination of rehydrating, rest, and antiviral drugs.  The medication can be taken as soon as possible to keep the worst outcome away. It makes the flu symptoms milder and helps your body recover faster. They can also prevent the flu viruses from creating more viruses in your body.

Hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumbers, oranges, and berries will help your body flush itself out. Drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration.

Phoenix Event Calendar Aug. 28, 2018 - Sept. 3, 2018

August 28, 2018 in: event calendar phoenix,

  • Aug. 28, 2018 - Phoenix International Folk Dancing. August 28th 06:30 PM @ Irish Cultural Center | The purpose of PIFD is to promote folk dancing within the community and to welcome new folks who would like to learn folk... more >
  • Aug. 28, 2018 - Triviadome: Cinema Trivia | August 28th 07:00 PM @ Valley Bar | Put together your fellowship and test your movie knowledge might with a group quiz put together by a couple of kooky cin... more >

  • Aug. 29, 2018 - Baby Bear Goes Back To School | August 29th 10:00 AM @ Great Arizona Puppet Theater | Baby Bear is excited about his very first day of school in this cute, charming, musical show told in simple English. Gre... more >

  • Aug. 29, 2018 - Whitney | August 29th 12:30 PM @ FilmBar Phoenix | Made with full access to her family and collaborators, the film will showcase exclusive audio and never-before-seen vide... more >

  • Aug. 30, 2018 - Slow Art and Mindfulness | August 30th 12:00 PM @ Phoenix Art Museum | Use art and guided meditation to connect to the moment and create a deeper understanding of artworks once per month. Tak... more >

  • Aug. 30, 2018 - Wine Tasting | August 30th 04:30 PM @ Hidden Track Bottle Shop | Tastings are always free and provide a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to taste 4-5 unique, high-quality... more >

  • Aug.31, 2018 -  Baby Bear Goes Back To School | August 31st 10:00 AM @ Great Arizona Puppet Theater | Baby Bear is excited about his very first day of school in this cute, charming, musical show told in simple English. Gre... more >

  • Aug. 31 ,2018 -  Labor Day Weekend | August 31st 11:00 AM @ LUSTRE Rooftop Bar | The final days of summer are upon us, but that’s not stopping LUSTRE Rooftop Bar from having a good time this Labor Da... more >

  • Sept. 1, 2018 - Phoenix Public Market | September 1st 08:00 AM @ Phoenix Public Market | The Open-Air Market is a downtown gathering place supporting small farmers and local businesses that strengthen sustaina... more >

  • Sept. 1, 2018 - Growhouse Garden Day | September 1st 08:00 AM @ Growhouse 2.0 | Prepare the garden beds for Fall planting! Grow, learn, work hard, meet your neighbors, and become an active part of mak... more >

  • Sept. 2, 2018 - Won't You Be My Neighbor? | September 2nd 01:30 PM @ FilmBar Phoenix | Fred Rogers led a singular life. He was a puppeteer. A minister. A musician. An educator. A father, a husband, and a nei... more >

  • Sept. 2, 2018 -  Labor Day Weekend | September 2nd 11:00 AM @ LUSTRE Rooftop Bar | The final days of summer are upon us, but that’s not stopping LUSTRE Rooftop Bar from having a good time this Labor Da... more >

  • Sept. 3, 2018 - Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres | September 3rd 05:10 PM @ Chase Field | Tickets start at $12.... more >

  • Sept. 3, 2018 - Won't You Be My Neighbor? | September 3rd 05:30 PM @ FilmBar Phoenix | Fred Rogers led a singular life. He was a puppeteer. A minister. A musician. An educator. A father, a husband, and a nei... more >

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