Memory loss deeply impacts the lives of those experiencing it as well as those who love them.
Kensington Place Redwood City partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association and Part the Cloud to present an interactive webinar featuring Mikey Hoag, founder of Part the Cloud, and Heather M. Snyder, Ph.D., vice president of Medical & Scientific Relations at the Alzheimer’s Association. Watch event below.
Read on to learn more about our speakers, the event, and Kensington Place Redwood City’s partnerships with leading Alzheimer’s and dementia experts.
Kensington Place Redwood City partners with leading senior health experts to educate our community
Kensington Place Redwood City regularly partners with senior health specialists and organizations to provide our community caregivers with necessary resources, connections, and information.
In addition to events such as the Alzheimer’s research webinar, we also host a monthly caregiver support group, family support groups, educational workshops, and more.
Our Kensington Place Promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own. This Promise extends to the families, friends, and caregivers of the residents in our community.
We Promise to be a source of love, support, connection, and understanding as you move through the challenges associated with caring for a loved one.
Part the Cloud and the Alzheimer’s Association partner to push Alzheimer’s research forward
At our interactive webinar, attendees learned more about the dynamic, decade-long partnership between the Alzheimer’s Association and Part the Cloud.
Part the Cloud is a highly successful Alzheimer’s research fundraiser that takes place in Silicon Valley every year. Mikey Hoag founded Part the Cloud in 2012 following the death of her father to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
In efforts to accelerate the urgent need for Alzheimer’s disease research, Mikey Hoag partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association and a committee of women who also have been affected by the disease.
Part the Cloud funds research grants that move Alzheimer’s treatments through early-phase clinical trials in humans.
Part the Cloud and the Alzheimer’s Association’s global impact
In only 10 years, Part the Cloud has raised more than $65 million and currently funds 65 human trials across the globe. These projects have gone on to receive more than $1 billion in additional funding from other sources.
The Alzheimer’s Association was a natural partner for Part the Cloud, as the leading organization in Alzheimer’s research, care, and support.
The organization currently invests more than $320 million in over 1,000 active best-of-field projects in 54 countries.
Kensington Place Redwood City was honored to partner with these two organizations to give our community an inside look at the latest research.
What research projects are in the works for Alzheimer’s disease?
Heather M. Snyder, Ph.D., is on the executive team for the U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk (U.S. POINTER), and also serves on the study team for the Alzheimer’s Network for Treatment and Diagnostics (ALZ-NET).
ALZ-NET is a tool that collects data from individuals treated with FDA-approved Alzheimer’s therapies in clinical settings nationwide.
She shared her unique insights on the current research with the Kensington Place community.
Among the most exciting research efforts is the push for new tools and strategies for an earlier diagnosis.
If experts can diagnose the disease earlier, future treatments can fight the disease much sooner and halt cognitive decline.
The most recent FDA-approved drug for Alzheimer’s, Aduhelm, is the first to slow cognitive decline by addressing what experts believe to be the underlying cause of the disease: beta-amyloid plaques.
Similar medications are also being researched and developed.
How does Kensington Place Redwood City support seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
We are an enhanced memory care community located in beautiful San Mateo County that offers true “aging in place,” including a full spectrum of care. We also welcome couples and pets.
Our enhanced memory care program considers the degree of memory loss, the comfort and safety of the individual, and all the ways we can preserve and enhance their quality of life.
- Two specialized “neighborhoods,” Connections and Haven, designed to address specific levels of care
- Nutritious, gourmet dining
- On-site rehabilitation, recovery, and fitness services
- Specialized memory care team
- High staff-to-resident ratio
- Pocket Programming, which are small-group activities based on resident interests and abilities
Friends and family of our residents are always welcome, and have access to a community of caregivers and professionals that are here to support you as much as your loved one.
You also have immediate access to our online resources, including:
Call us today to learn more about our memory care program, our full range of services, or our upcoming caregiver events.
We look forward to welcoming you into the Kensington Place Redwood City family.