We may not have a cure for Alzheimer’s disease yet, but experts believe we are getting close to finding one.
On March 22nd, The Kensington Sierra Madre, Part the Cloud, and the Alzheimer’s Association offered an exclusive interactive webinar on the latest and greatest projects in the works to end Alzheimer’s.
Joining us were speakers Mikey Hoag, founder of the highly successful Alzheimer’s research fundraiser Part the Cloud, and Heather M. Snyder, Ph.D., vice president of Medical & Scientific Relations at the Alzheimer’s Association. Watch the event below.
Read on to learn more about the speakers, and The Kensington Sierra Madre’s commitment to loving and serving our community through our expert partnerships.
Part the Cloud and the Alzheimer’s Association: A partnership to fuel Alzheimer’s research
As experts in senior care, The Kensington Sierra Madre team shares a passion for excellence and a spirit to serve. This love and care extend to the family caregivers within our community.
Our partnerships with leading senior health experts, including the Alzheimer’s Association and Part the Cloud, allow us to offer a greater service to caregivers through education, support, and resources.
Mikey Hoag founded Part the Cloud in 2012 following the death of her father to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
The goal was to push Alzheimer’s disease research forward through education and fundraising efforts. Mikey Hoag partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association and a group of women affected by the disease to launch the first Part the Cloud Gala.
The gala is an inspiring event that calls on community leaders, business executives, and celebrities to raise funds for the cause. In just 10 years, Part the Cloud has raised more than $65 million and currently funds 65 human trials across the globe.
The Alzheimer’s Association was a natural partner for Part the Cloud, as it is the leader in Alzheimer’s research and support and is currently investing more than $320 million in over 1,000 active best-of-field projects in 54 countries.
What research projects are in the works for Alzheimer’s disease?
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 serves on the study team for the Alzheimer’s Network for Treatment and Diagnostics (ALZ-NET).
Today’s Alzheimer’s research ultimately is focused on finding treatments to prevent, slow, and stop the disease.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one of the most “active areas” of research is on an earlier diagnosis.
Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding reached an all-time high in 2019, and in 2021, the drug aducanumab (Aduhelm) became the first FDA-approved treatment that reduced beta-amyloid plaques, which are present in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s.
Watch the event recording to learn more about the exciting research projects in development.
How The Kensington Sierra Madre supports seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
The Kensington Sierra Madre incorporates the latest Alzheimer’s treatments, news, and research into our care.
We are the first Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Designated senior living community in California, which means we focus on the person with dementia, rather than the dementia itself.
We offer customized care designed to help each resident live as independently as possible, and always seek to capitalize on our resident’s strengths despite their current challenges.
Our programs and services are designed to maximize and preserve the quality of life of our residents through the following:
- Nutritious gourmet dining options
- Rehabilitation services
- Full calendar of life enrichment activities
- On-site physicians office
- Full-time registered nurse
- Staff of licensed nurses onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
We have embraced the positive research on brain-healthy diets, exercise, social activity, and more into our community, and have designed a specialized memory care community with two “neighborhoods” to execute our expert care.
Connections is designed for those in the early to middle stages of dementia, while Haven is for those in the middle to late stages.
The neighborhoods enhance our ability to offer true “aging in place,” where no matter how your loved one’s care needs change over time, they have a home with us.
The Kensington Sierra Madre: Your caregiving partner for the latest senior health news, resources, and tips
The Kensington Sierra Madre is a community of caregivers. We understand deeply the challenges involved in caring for a loved one — especially if they have an Alzheimer’s disease or dementia diagnosis.
The Kensington Promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own. We offer enhanced care that goes above and beyond traditional models of senior care.
If you’re a caregiver in our community, we hope to be a source of inspiration, support, and connection as you care for a loved one.
Whether you’re interested in moving a loved one to assisted living or memory care soon or are still exploring your options, we are here for you.
Take a look at the following caregiver resources:
- Full calendar of upcoming events
- Our blog page with the latest news, breakthroughs, tips, and event coverage
- Kensington Konnect hub with classes, books, music, podcasts, and more
Call us today to learn more about how we can best serve your senior loved ones and family caregivers.
We look forward to hearing from you!