How close are we to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease?
Mikey Hoag, founder of Part the Cloud, and Heather M. Snyder, Ph.D., vice president of Medical & Scientific Relations at the Alzheimer’s Association, offered an exciting inside look at the research, watch below.
Read on to learn more about the event, the speakers, the latest Alzheimer’s research, and our partnerships with leading Alzheimer’s experts.
What is Part the Cloud and how is it tied to the Alzheimer’s Association?
The Alzheimer’s Association is a leader in Alzheimer’s care and research. Its mission is to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
Part the Cloud was founded in 2012 by Michaela “Mikey” Hoag after losing her father to early-onset Alzheimer’s. She partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to launch the first Part the Cloud Gala.
Part the Cloud funds research grants that are specifically intended to move treatments through early-phase clinical trials in humans.
In just 10 years, Part the Cloud has raised more than $65 million to accelerate 65 human trials globally. The projects have received more than $1 billion of additional funding from other sources.
The Kensington partners with leading Alzheimer’s experts to better serve our community
With our spirit to serve and our passion for excellence, we offer services and programs that are thoughtfully designed, clinically comprehensive, and highly personalized.
We are proud of our partnerships with leading senior health experts, which allow us to offer essential resources, education, and support to our community caregivers and family members.
Research projects in progress for Alzheimer’s disease
It can be overwhelming to keep up with the latest news and research for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, especially when you are serving as a family caregiver for a loved one experiencing memory loss.
Dr. Snyder is on the executive team for the U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk (U.S. POINTER). She also is on the study team for the Alzheimer’s Network for Treatment and Diagnostics (ALZ-NET), which collects data from individuals treated with FDA-approved Alzheimer’s therapies.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, today’s research involves several areas of study, including brain change “targets” such as the build-up of proteins, inflammation, immune responses, and risk reduction strategies.
The research centers on how certain drugs and medical devices impact brain changes. Scientists believe the future of Alzheimer’s treatments will include a combination of medications, devices, and risk-reduction strategies.
In 2021, aducanumab (Aduhelm) became the first FDA-approved Alzheimer’s drug that showed how the reduction of amyloid plaques in the brain can reduce cognitive decline.
Another drug, lecanemab, could soon become available.
How does The Kensington Redondo Beach support seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
The Kensington Redondo Beach understands that memory loss deeply affects not only our senior loved ones, but their family, friends, and caregivers.
However, we also understand that despite your loved one’s memory loss, there are still a lot of beautiful moments and memories to come.
Our specialized programs emphasize independence and self-sufficiency while offering personalized levels of care and support to each individual.
We offer the following services to our residents:
- Active social life through life enrichment program
- Nutritious, gourmet dining services
- On-site rehabilitation services and fitness center
- On-site physician’s office
- Two full-time registered nurses coordinating care
- Licensed nurses on site 24-hour a day, 7 days a week
In addition to our assisted living services, we also offer two memory care “neighborhoods” that are designed to match specific levels of care.
Connections is for those in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia, while Haven is for those in the middle to late stages.
Thanks to our partnerships with leading Alzheimer’s and dementia experts, we’re able to incorporate the latest treatments and medications into our residents’ care and stay on top of the breaking news and research to share with families.
The Kensington Redondo Beach: Your caregiving partner for the latest senior health research and resources
Whether you are ready to move your loved one into an assisted living community or are still researching your options, The Kensington Redondo Beach’s loving team is here to support you.
Our Promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own, and this Promise extends to the families, friends, and caregivers of those in our community.
We offer the following resources for our families:
- Full calendar of informative, uplifting events
- Blog with educational resources and tips
- Kensington Konnect page with links to classes, events, books, news, and more
We look forward to hearing from you!