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A Daughter’s Journey: Mile Markers through Dementia

If you live in the San Francisco Bay area, maybe you were lucky enough to meet Elaine K. Sanchez when she spoke at two events hosted by Kensington Place, a new memory care community that will be opening in Redwood City this fall. Kensington Place is the newest in a small group of assisted living/memory care communities from Kensington Senior Living . The Kensington philosophy of care is simple, powerful and personal. They build communities where they would want their own parents to live. Elaine has done workshops for Kensington Senior Living Communities in White Plains, New York and Sierra Madre, California.

Elaine Sanchez is an author, speaker and co-founder of She has been described as part Erma Bombeck and part Garrison Keillor, but don’t let the entertainment value of her presentation fool you. She discussed her personal experience combined with her extensive knowledge:

  • COMMUNICATE effectively with individuals who have Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases
  • COPE with the emotional stress associated with ongoing changes and losses
  • CARE for yourself by managing your own attitude, actions and energy as caregiving responsibilities evolve

Elaine’s real-life stories about sexuality and dementia generated belly laughs. Her practical, proven strategies for interacting with persons with Alzheimer’s have helped thousands of family caregivers across the country. The events were free and open to the public.

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Memory loss is life changing for all involved. At Kensington Place, we provide a state-of-the-art memory care program, a higher staff-to-resident ratio than industry standards, and more advanced care services. Our promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own.

For additional resources regarding your loved one’s condition, please read on about our Memory Care, Alzheimer’s Care and Dementia Care.