Join The Kensington Redondo Beach on Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. PST for the enlightening “Care. Cure. Prevent.” virtual event. Together, we’ll navigate the complexities of brain health and the global impact of Alzheimer’s disease.
“Care. Cure. Prevent.” is more than just an event—it’s our genuine commitment. Let’s unite, gain knowledge, and extend our care to all those touched by Alzheimer’s.
With so many lives intertwined with the disease, it’s vital for us to rally, offer understanding, and uplift those impacted, including their families and caregivers.
Lauren Miller Rogen and HFC
We’re thrilled to have Lauren Miller Rogen, co-founder of Hilarity for Charity (HFC), guiding us through this discussion.
Lauren’s dedication to this cause is truly palpable.
“I always look forward to Care. Cure. Prevent. 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,” she says.
HFC has consistently been a beacon, harnessing the power of joy and laughter to confront Alzheimer’s.
Collaboration: Unity brings change
The “Care. Cure. Prevent.” event embodies the spirit of collaboration.
We’re joining forces with esteemed institutions in medicine and research, including Cedars Sinai, UCLA, USC, UCSF, and Stanford. Our collective aim is to create a meaningful impact and dialogue.
The alliance of these expert entities exemplifies the unity and determination required to confront Alzheimer’s. It’s the fusion of brilliant minds dedicated to a cause that resonates with many.
Our expert panel for this event includes:
- Dr. Irina Anna Skylar-Scott is a Board-Certified, Fellowship-TrainedCognitive and Behavioral Neurologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University.
- Dr. Travis Urban is a Cognitive Neurologist and the Associate Director of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center.
- Dr. Doris Molina-Henry is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Neurology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine for the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute.
- Dr. Sarah Kremen is a 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.
Dr. Leila Parand is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Care at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Our promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own.
Brain health touches us deeply
Our brain defines our essence. It’s where our memories reside, where our emotions emerge, and where we express our love and care.
When brain diseases enter our world, they affect more than just the diagnosed individual. Families also bear the weight of witnessing the transformation of their dear ones.
By attending our virtual event, you’ll gain insights into the marvel that is our brain.
The following is a glimpse into our 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 the Biogen drug approval will impact our community
- Navigating family dynamics and overcoming caregiver challenges
Hope shines in Alzheimer’s research
In the journey of Alzheimer’s research, hopeful insights have been discovered. Our panel is eager to share these heartwarming discoveries, thanks to the relentless dedication of many.
These findings have the potential to touch the lives of many affected by Alzheimer’s and their families.
We’ll explore treatments that could possibly ease the progression or even retrieve cherished memories.
With the backing of our community and the brilliance of researchers, we tread forward with optimism on this shared journey.
Strategies and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyloid targeting: Treatments are looking into reducing beta-amyloid plaques, which are commonly linked with Alzheimer’s.
- Tau targeting: Tangled tau proteins are significant in Alzheimer’s. New therapies aim to deter these tangles or remove tau accumulations.
- Anti-inflammatory approaches: Ongoing brain inflammation is suspected to relate to Alzheimer’s. Some drugs being tested may reduce this inflammation, potentially halting the disease’s progression.
- Neuroprotective agents: Agents are being developed to protect neurons from Alzheimer’s damage, preserving cognitive abilities.
- Lifestyle changes: Embracing a balanced diet, consistent exercise, brain activities, and social bonds are under examination for their potential benefits.
- Stem cell therapy: The idea of using stem cells to restore harmed neurons in Alzheimer’s sufferers holds promise and is under research.
- Blood-brain barrier technologies: Innovative techniques aim to safely breach the blood-brain barrier, allowing for effective drug delivery to the brain.
As we embrace these advancements, let’s march ahead with rejuvenated optimism, continuously standing by the Alzheimer’s community and championing the quest for a cure.
Nurturing your memory through daily practices
Our day-to-day decisions can have a profound impact on our cognitive health. Studies suggest that certain lifestyle habits can help our minds remain vibrant.
Consider the following tips to maintain and enhance memory health:
- Opt for a diet rich in omega-3s, antioxidants, and essential vitamins
- Engage in physical activities such as walking, swimming, or yoga
- Stimulate your brain with activities like reading, puzzles, or engaging games
- Indulge in enriching activities that uplift your spirit
- Cherish moments with loved ones
- Prioritize restful sleep
Navigating Alzheimer’s: What comes after the diagnosis
An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be a challenging moment for both the individual and their loved ones. But always remember—you’re not facing this journey alone.
Engaging in open conversations can be therapeutic. Expressing emotions, understanding upcoming challenges, and discussing future plans can offer clarity.
Being part of a supportive community can offer solace and understanding, and help you seek assistance. There are resources available.
Equipped with proper knowledge and guidance, families can provide their affected members with the best care and comfort.
Guiding family transitions with sensitivity
Family dynamics can shift over time, especially with significant life events, evolving roles, or changing needs.
Families often face hurdles such as divvying up responsibilities, managing finances, or adapting to aging parents and maturing children.
These transitions may occasionally create tension or miscommunication.
To foster strong family bonds and understanding:
- Engage in heartfelt and open conversations
- Make space for regular family discussions
- Exercise patience and empathy, trying to understand each other’s perspectives
- Dedicate time to create cherished family memories
- Seek professional guidance, like counseling or mediation, when facing challenging times
Join the conversation with The Kensington Redondo Beach
Join The Kensington Redondo Beach in this virtual event and engage in a crucial dialogue about brain health!
If you have questions or insights you’d like our expert panel to explore, please share them during registration.
Your voice holds significance; collectively, we can build a more knowledgeable and caring community. Your contributions enrich our discussion, touching the hearts of many.