Number of Americans with Alzheimer’s expected to soar in coming decades

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The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will double by 2060, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause among those aged 65 and older. It’s an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly robs people … Read More

Windchime of Marin Offers On-Site Dental Care

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Dental care is an important predictor of overall health outcomes, and the importance of maintaining healthy habits should not be ignored. Receiving dental care can be challenging for residents with dementia. Having to deal with transportation, trauma, confusion and even the possibility of needing sedation sometimes prevents elders from receiving the dental treatment they need. Fortunately, at WindChime of Marin, … Read More

Windchime of Marin & U.C. Berkeley Partner Up to Prevent Falls

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Reduction in Fall Rate in Dementia Managed Care Through Video Incident Review: Pilot Study WindChime of Marin has been a partner with the U.C. Berkeley study on fall prevention systems since 2017. The initial results are in and they look promising! https://www.jmir.org/2017/10/e339/ Abstract Background: Falls of individuals with dementia are frequent, dangerous, and costly. Early detection and access to the … Read More

SFSU Gerontology Advisory Council elects new leaders

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The SF State Gerontology Program receives guidance and support from an external advisory council composed of up to 16 members representing a variety of aging-related agencies, organizations and services across the SF Bay Area. The council advises the program regarding current and future activities; supports the development of financial and other resources; offers guest lectures and internship opportunities for gerontology … Read More

Valentine’s Day Crafts With Girl Scout Troop 10949

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Kentfield, CA (02/09/2018) – “Alone we can do little; together, we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller  Local Girl Scout Troop 10949 from the 4th grade at Bacich Elementary School in Greenbrae were our local heroes for February. They joined our residents on the 9th for a Valentine assembly session to benefit children at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. … Read More

Outdoor Adventure to WildCare

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San Rafael, CA (01/23/2018) – “A simple act of kindness and compassion towards a single animal may not mean anything to all creatures, but will mean everything to one.” ― Paul Oxton  Who knew we would be able to find the wild so close to Kentfield? Well, we recently visited a hidden gem in San Rafael – WildCare – WildCare’s … Read More

Second Annual Black & White Ball

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Kentfield, CA (01/09/2018) – “Dancing is the art of getting your feet out of the way faster than your partner can step on them.”  WindChime of Marin held our second annual Black & White Ball on Tuesday, January 9th and brought in the New Year in style. Our Business Office Director, Lorna Lopez used her decorating skills to dress up … Read More

Windchime of Marin visits the Walt Disney Family Museum

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The Presidio, San Francisco, CA (12/20/2017) – “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~ Walt Disney This beautiful weather we’ve been having this December lent itself to a field trip to San Francisco, where we visited the Walt Disney Family Museum. Housed in the … Read More