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 & 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

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

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  Crissy Field, San Francisco, CA (09/10/2017) — Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! On Sunday, September … Read More

Helping the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Team In Training (TNT)

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Nicasio, CA (09/09/17) – “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” Sherlock Holmes author, Arthur Conan Doyle, Scientific American, 1896 Mr. Robert Young (87) … Read More

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area (07/07/2017) – “Moby Dick seeks thee not. It is thou, thou, that madly seekest him!” ~ Herman Melville, Moby Dick While we weren’t exactly seeking a fabled white whale, we did hope to see a pair of whales that had been reported to be visiting the mouth of the Golden gate recently. Fortunately, the stars … Read More

Resident Joyce Vedder Rides a Roller Coaster

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San Rafael, CA (06/30/2017) – “Everybody likes a roller coaster ride.” ~ Pete Waterman You might disagree with Mr. Waterman, but we had a mission to fulfill and nothing was going to get in our way, not even a wishy-washer wisher. Last month, one of our residents, Joyce Vedder, remarked that she would like to go on a roller coaster … Read More

Easter at Windchime of Marin

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Kentfield, CA (04/15/2017) – “I think we need to do some deep soul searching about what’s important in our lives and renew our spirit and our spiritual thinking, whether it’s through faith-based religion or just through loving nature or helping your fellow man.”~ Louie Schwartzberg At WindChime we strive to do these things by connecting with one another during occasions … Read More

Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

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Kentfield, CA (February 14, 2017) – One of the core components of the Vibrant life® program, is for our residents to be connected, not only to each other, but to the community as a whole. One of the ways we do that is by partnering with Love Is The Answer-Marin (LITA MARIN). Dena Selix is the Intergenerational Coordinator of LITA … Read More

Memory Care Cafe’s Monthly Bocce Tournament

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San Rafael, CA (January 3, 2017) – Our friends at the Memory Care Café welcomed us to their monthly Bocce tournament at the Marin Bocce Federation in San Rafael. For those unaware of this wonderful organization, The Memory Care Café organizes informal meetings and social outings for people with ‘forgetfulness’ (Early-stage Alzheimer’s/dementia) and their care partners in San Francisco, Marin … Read More