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A Conversation with Patti Davis, Daughter of President Ronald Reagan

If you are the caregiver of a loved one with dementia, we invite you to attend our 1-hour zoom event with Patti Davis, the daughter of former President Ronald Reagan. 

Kensington Park will host this intimate discussion on September 22nd for those needing caregiver support, as well as families and friends who want to learn how to support caregivers.

Being a caregiver is an emotional journey that you shouldn’t take alone. During this event, Patti Davis will share her experiences and memories of being a caregiver for her father. 

To learn more about our partnership with Patti Davis’ and her 10-year journey as a caregiver, continue reading below.

Patti Davis and her 10-year caregiver journey

In 1994, Ronald Reagon was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Patti Davis, actress, activist, and author, decided to stand up and care for her father for 10 years until he passed. 

More than 6 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Each of them needs or will need a caregiver at some time. 

Kensington Park recognizes this need, much like Patti Davis, and together we support those with memory disease and caregivers. 

During this event, Patti Davis will reflect on her caregiving journey, offer advice and tips on self-care, and discuss how to get through the stages of a memory disease with your loved one. 

At the beginning of a memory disease, your loved one may not require much assistance or medical care and remain independent.

However, your loved one will likely need more services as their disease progresses. 

In addition to Kensington Park’s high level of care, on-site nurses, physicians, medication administration, and three memory care neighborhoods, they also offer an engaging life enrichment program that stimulates the mind, strengthens the body, and nourishes the spirit of each of our residents.

A great inspiration for families and caregivers

During her time as a caregiver, Patti Davis learned how isolating and overwhelming caring for an adult with Alzheimer’s was. It is not something that many can relate to without experiencing it. 

She has decided to use that experience and knowledge to help others feel less alone. 

Caring for her father inspired her to write two books, Floating in the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer’s and The Long Goodbye: Memories of My Father. It also motivated her to create the support group Beyond Alzheimer’s.

Patti Davis believes that these books and her support group have the power to help others feel less alone and misunderstood during their journey and help them cope with the changes that take place when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. 

Kensington Park understands how challenging the role of a caregiver is, especially as a memory disease progresses, which is why we have made it Our Promise “to love and care for your family as we do our own.” 

Our compassionate staff has been trained to observe our residents for changes, offer them their own individualized care plan, and support their needs.

Kensington Park Senior Living supports caregivers and residents through all stages

Whether your senior loved one has just been diagnosed with dementia or is in the very last stage of the disease, we have a home for them in our community. 

To help our residents make a smooth transition and maintain relationships with their loved ones, we welcome spouses, children, grandchildren, siblings, and close friends to our communities, programs, and events. 

We believe close relationships and an active social life are in our residents’ best interest and give them a more fulfilling life.

With a calendar full of life enrichment activities, wellness programs, and beautiful surroundings, your loved one will have ample opportunities to maintain and improve their emotional, mental, and physical health. 

For caregivers who want to stay up to date on our communities programs and special events or who may need to find extra resources, we offer Kensington Konnect and a monthly newsletter Park Bench.

Senior Living benefits for seniors and caregivers

As the needs of a senior loved one increase, you will become more susceptible to caregiver burnout. 

Far too often, caregivers will put off their own needs and self-care. Rather than asking for help or realizing help is available, caregivers may try to meet every one of the needs and demands of their loved ones alone. 

Patti Davis and Kensington Park are here to show you that help is available and you don’t need to take this journey alone. 

Just as seniors need support to achieve better health and happiness, caregivers also do. 

When you transition your senior loved one to an enhanced assisted living and memory care community, you will give them a better life and yourself. 

With help from others, you will have more time to bond with your loved one and focus on your relationship rather than caregiving.

Kensington Park Senior Living, your partners in care and partners for community and global support

Kensington Park Senior Living offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities for seniors in all stages of life and health. 

With individualized care plans, our team can meet your senior loved ones specific needs and offer them comfort and support. 

Your loved one can truly age in place with: 

  • Around-the-clock care and nurses
  • Medication administration 
  • Specialized memory care
  • Life enrichment activities
  • Rehabilitation 
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech therapy
  • Emotional, social, and spiritual wellness
    • Music therapy
    • Massage therapy
    • Personal training 
    • Beauty salon 
    • Brain wellness 
  • Exquisite dining services

Contact us when you are ready to learn more about our safe and beautiful community, professional team, caregiver support, and events.

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