Alzheimer’s disease is a memory disease that affects the entire family.
Kensington Place Redwood City understands the challenges that come with progressive neurodegenerative diseases. We aim to partner with healthcare professionals and advocates to provide our team, residents, caregivers, and family members with the best support and resources available.
That’s why we’re proud to present a virtual panel discussion on everything brain health, including the care, cure, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
Other guests of honor will include:
- Doris Molina-Henry
- Assistant Professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute
- Sarah Kremen, MD
- Behavioral Neurologist and the Director of the Neurobehavior Program at the Jona Goldrich Center for Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
- Sharon Sha, MD
- Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University and Medical Director of the Stanford Neuroscience Clinical Trials Group
- Charles Windon, MD
- Assistant professor of neurology at the University of California San Francisco Memory and Aging Center
- Leila Parand, MD
- Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Learn more about topics that panelists will discuss including medical breakthroughs, and how Kensington Place Redwood City supports our residents.
How to navigate life after a loved one receives dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis
If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the best way to support them is to learn as much about their disease as possible.
Understanding each of the memory disease stages, symptoms, and types of care your loved one will need will help you navigate your caregiver journey.
In the beginning, your loved one may not need much of your time and assistance, but as their disease progresses, their care needs will increase, and you will likely need additional support.
To help you and your loved one prepare for the future, create a care plan early when they can still help make choices.
When you choose a memory care community like Kensington Place Redwood City, your loved one will be in good hands with our professional and compassionate staff.
Hereditary risk factors and prevention of Alzheimer’s
While researchers agree that no single factor leads to Alzheimer’s disease, they have learned there are specific genes that may increase your and your family’s risk.
The most common genes are APOE e4, APOE e3, and APOE e2. You can find out if you or your loved one have one of these risk genes through genetic testing.
However, having one of these genes does not guarantee the development of Alzheimer’s.
It’s still believed that a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors work together to create memory disease.
To help prevent Alzheimer’s, eating a brain-healthy diet, exercising, getting enough rest, treating other illnesses, and reducing stress levels is essential.
During the event, panelists will discuss more factors and prevention measures, so you can help your loved one live a high-quality life.
The latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research and treatment
Every day, scientists aim to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and how to treat it.
Currently, scientists are focusing on treatments that target the protein beta-amyloid.
Clumps of beta-amyloid are often found in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, making this treatment a significant breakthrough.
The new drug Lecanemab targets beta-amyloid and has shown promise in slowing the progression of the disease.
Biogen and Eisai pharmaceutical companies hope this new drug will be FDA-approved early next year.
Blood testing has become a reliable way to detect beta-amyloid in the brain of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Even those who are not yet showing symptoms.
Learn more about blood testing and breakthroughs at our panel discussion.
Kensington Senior Living devotes care to both seniors and families
Kensington Place Redwood City stays up to date on new medications and treatments, as we constantly look for new ways to help our residents and their well-being.
To maintain and improve our loved one’s health and happiness, we offer high-acuity care to our residents, meaning that we can care for them no matter how their condition advances.
Other services include:
- On-site nurses
- Healthy dining services
- Daily life-enrichment activities
- Rehabilitation services
- Alzheimer’s care
- Dementia care
- Parkinson’s disease care
- Therapeutic and wellness services
- Cozy suites
Kensington Senior Living, partners in caregiving
Our Promise at Kensington Place Redwood City is to love and care for our residents as we do our own family.
We can maintain this promise by providing our residents with a full spectrum of clinical support, around-the-clock care, and a compassionate team that offers assistance and comfort.
With two memory care neighborhoods, Connections and Haven, our residents have a cozy and safe home where they can receive the specialized care they need to thrive.
While an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis may feel overwhelming, it doesn’t need to be when you have the right team on your side.
As your partners in care, we can guarantee your loved one a secure place to socialize, build and maintain friendships, have fun, and age in place.