Join Kensington Place Redwood City on Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. PST for an enlightening event as we delve into the complex world of brain health and the global challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
Two of the panelists will be joining us after webinar for a Meet & Greet Reception! From 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. PST meet Dr. Irina Anna Skylar-Scott of Stanford & Dr. Travis Urban of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center.
“Care. Cure. Prevent.” is not just an event—it’s a call to action.
It’s a call to empower ourselves and our loved ones, forge ahead with knowledge and compassion, and rally behind groundbreaking research and care initiatives transforming the landscape of Alzheimer’s treatment.
As the disease continues to affect millions worldwide, it remains imperative to shine a light on the toll it takes on those diagnosed and their families, caregivers, and communities.
Our promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own.
Lauren Miller Rogen and HFC—the heart behind the event
We’re honored to have Lauren Miller Rogen, the co-founder of Hilarity for Charity (HFC), as our host for this event.
Lauren’s passion and commitment to this cause have remained strong since the founding of HFC in 2012.
“I always look forward to Care. Cure. Prevent,” she said.
“Each year, we hear from incredible experts, answering questions directly from the community about dementia treatment, prevention, and care. I always learn something new and am honored to bring these important discussions to our shared community at HFC, Kensington Senior Living, and beyond.”
HFC has been a beacon of hope for many, channeling the healing power of laughter and entertainment to tackle the weighty issue of Alzheimer’s.
Collaborative efforts—The power of unity
“Care. Cure. Prevent.” signifies a monumental collaborative effort, bringing together some of the most esteemed institutions in medicine and research.
With the combined expertise of Cedars Sinai, UCLA, USC, UCSF, and Stanford, this initiative is poised to be a game-changer.
Their collective endeavor not only symbolizes the unity and solidarity needed to combat Alzheimer’s but also represents the pinnacle of academic and clinical expertise coming together for a cause that affects us all.
The significance of brain health
The health of our brain shapes our memories, emotions, and expressions.
When brain diseases manifest, the impact is profoundly felt not just by the individuals facing the diagnosis. By families who stand alongside them, witnessing the subtle and sometimes rapid changes in their loved ones.
Let’s remember the individuals behind them and commit to championing brain health.
At “Care. Cure. Prevent.” you’ll learn more about brain health as we cover the following topics:
- Exploring the human factor of Alzheimer’s disease, the myths vs. the facts
- What to do after receiving dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis
- How to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and the impact of hereditary risk factors
- Recent breakthroughs in research, treatments, and blood test diagnosis
- How will the Biogen drug approval will impact our community
- Navigating family dynamics and overcoming caregiver challenges
Latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research
Amidst the intricate tapestry of Alzheimer’s research, the panel discussion will shed light on some truly promising breakthroughs.
These advancements, born from relentless dedication and pioneering spirit, offer glimmers of hope for countless individuals and families touched by the disease.
The panel will discuss new treatments and interventions that show potential in managing the disease’s progression and, in some instances, even reversing certain symptoms.
These innovative approaches, combined with the unwavering support and passion of the global community, signify a pivotal moment in our collective journey.
Promising treatments and interventions for Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyloid targeting: Many treatments aim to reduce beta-amyloid plaques, believed to be a primary pathological hallmark of Alzheimer’s.
- Tau Targeting: Tau proteins, when they tangle and accumulate, are another significant characteristic of Alzheimer’s. New treatments are being developed to prevent these tangles or remove tau from the brain.
- Anti-Inflammatory approaches: Chronic brain inflammation is believed to be linked to Alzheimer’s. Some drugs are being researched to reduce this inflammation, potentially slowing the disease’s progression.
- Neuroprotective Agents: These are designed to protect neurons from the damage caused by Alzheimer’s, thereby preserving cognitive function.
- Lifestyle changes: Interventions like a balanced diet, physical exercise, cognitive training, and social engagement are being explored for their potential benefits.
- Stem cell therapy: While still in the early stages of research, using stem cells to replace damaged neurons in Alzheimer’s patients is an area of exploration.
- Blood-brain barrier technologies: New technologies that can safely open the blood-brain barrier are being explored to allow medicines to reach the brain effectively.
As we embrace these emerging discoveries, let us carry forward with a renewed sense of hope and determination, always caring for those in the Alzheimer’s community and championing the pursuit of a cure.
Lifestyle habits to reduce the risk of memory loss
The intricate link between lifestyle choices and brain health is becoming increasingly evident as research delves deeper into the factors influencing cognitive well-being.
Our daily habits play a pivotal role in fortifying our brain’s resilience or making it susceptible to memory loss.
To optimize cognitive health, practical recommendations include:
- A balanced diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and essential vitamins
- Regular physical activity, such as walking, swimming, or yoga
- Engaging in mentally stimulating activities, such as reading and puzzles
- Maintaining social connections
- Ensuring adequate sleep
Coping with Alzheimer’s: What to do after diagnosis
Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience, not only for the individual diagnosed but also for their loved ones.
As families grapple with this new reality, it’s essential to remember that they’re not alone on this journey.
Talking openly about the diagnosis can help process emotions, set realistic expectations, and plan for the future.
Additionally, seeking support is invaluable. By tapping into resources, families can equip themselves with the tools and knowledge to navigate the complexities of Alzheimer’s, ensuring their loved ones receive the best care and understanding possible.
Managing changing family dynamics
Managing shifting family dynamics is an inevitable part of life’s journey, often accentuated by significant life events, growing responsibilities, or evolving roles within the family unit.
Common challenges faced by families range from disagreements over caregiving responsibilities and financial decisions to adapting to the changing needs of aging parents or growing children.
These shifts can sometimes lead to stress, miscommunication, or feelings of resentment.
Tips for maintaining strong family bonds:
- Open and empathetic communication
- Regular family meetings
- Practice understanding and patience
- Prioritize quality time together
- Seek external counseling or mediation
Join us and share your insights
Join us for this transformative event and participate in the crucial conversation surrounding brain health and Alzheimer’s!
If you have burning questions or insights you’d like addressed by our expert panel, don’t hesitate to submit them when you register for our event.
Your engagement and interaction will enrich the discussion, making it more meaningful for everyone.
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