Kensington Place Redwood City Dementia Caregivers Seminars Offer Practical Tips to Engage, Cope, Care for those with Alzheimer's & Other Types of Dementia in Bay Area

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Series of educational events to help caregivers for those with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia kicks off with Stanford Healthcare's Mehrdad Ayati, MD

Stanford's Dr. Mehrdad Ayati

Dr. Mehrdad Ayati of Stanford Healthcare

"My goal is to simplify the aging journey," says Dr. Ayati.

With more than 100 types of dementia affecting more than five million Americans, according to the Alzheimer's Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the need for care, innovation, education, and support is great.

Kensington Place Redwood City has lined up a speaker series that includes a world renowned geriatrician, learned authors and educators with decades of experience as dementia caregivers, and a compassionate clinical bioethicist who shares her personal and professional caregiving stories.

/Better Sleep, Better Engagement, Better Aging/
Dr. Mehrdad Ayati, a Geriatrician from Stanford Healthcare, advocates for seniors around the world, espousing thoughtful architectural and interior design, improved nutrition, a focus on sound sleep, and engaging activities instead of skipping right to a pharmacological response. Join Dr. Ayati on Thursday, April 7 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at Holbrook Palmer Park's comfortable pavilion. He will share tips from his book "Paths to Healthy Aging" about getting a good night's sleep and what that means for those with dementia.

Dr. Ayati completed his residency at UC Davis and fellowship at Stanford University. During his residency at UC Davis, Dr. Ayati received the Award of Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Ayati worked at hospitals such as Lodi Memorial Hospital in Lodi, California, and as an Emergency Medicine Attending at Veteran Affairs in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Ayati has been the Stanford Medical Director at Los Altos and Palo Alto Sub acute and Rehabilitation centers.

Better Sleep, Better Engagement, Better Aging
Thursday, April 7, 2016
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave, Atherton, CA

/So Your Loved One Has Dementia.../
John Graham, Executive Director and author of Cheeseburgers for Seniors,& Cathy Allen, CTRS, Memory Care Director and author of two books on engaging activities for those with dementia, will each share their decades of experience in the field. This is an opportunity to learn more about the nearly 100 different types of dementia, disease progression, care and concerns for some of the
most common types including Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Wernicke-Korsakoff, and Parkinson's Related. Get practical tips for every day issues. Join Mr. Graham and Ms. Allen on Thursday, April 28, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, at Kensington Place.

So Your Loved One Has Dementia...
Thursday, April 28, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kensington Place, 2800 El Camino Real, Redwood City

/Compassionate Caregiving Workshop/
Viki Kind offers two separate workshops for families to learn when and how to make decisions for someone whose abilities are declining. As a clinical bioethicist, she has unique tools and strategies that provide a structure and process for making the difficult life, health and end-of-life decisions for those with varying degrees of capacity.

Viki Kind is a clinical bioethicist, professional speaker and hospice volunteer. She is also the author of the award winning, _The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making – Making Choices for Those Who Can’t_ , which guides families and professionals who are making the decisions for those with dementia, brain injuries and other cognitive impairments. As a clinical bioethicist, she has unique tools and strategies that provide a structure and process for making the difficult life, health and end-of-life


Caregiver Tools
Thursday, May 12, 2016
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave, Atherton, CA

When & How to Decide Workshop
Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave, Atherton, CA

Family caregivers for those who receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other types of dementia often do not know what the next steps might look like. There are resources in the Bay Area including the Alzheimer's Association, the Institute on Aging, local physicians, hospitals, and universities. Many of these not only strive to help those currently diagnosed by innovating care, treatments, and appliances to improve life but study and research to find a cure. There is hope. If you suspect you or someone you love has cognitive or memory impairment, get help. A diagnosis could not only help you lead a longer, happier life, it can also help to find a cure. Seek the help of a trained physician and/or a neurologist for help.

Call 650-363-9200 or visit to learn more.


Kensington Place Redwood City is a licensed Assisted Living community specializing in caring for those with cognitive impairment from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to late stage Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, located in Redwood City on El Camino Real near the Atherton line. To learn more about Kensington Place, call (650) 363-9200 or visit

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