Our events are designed to increase understanding of dementia, brain health, and dementia risk reduction. We collaborate with medical research, healthcare, social services and academic partners to support Continuing Education (CME/CE) requirements of health systems and student learning objectives of colleges and universities. Our community workshops focus on the family. Educational content includes a special focus on Lewy body disease and related dementias.
February 8, 2024, 1:30-3:30 PM
National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research
"Palliative Care and the Lewy Body Dementias: Educating the Next Generation of Nurses"
Dr. Jocelyn Jiao, MD, MS, Neurologist, Clinical Asst Professor, Stanford
Chuck Berghoff, Chair, Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation
Robin Shepherd, Executive Director, Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation
"Sue's Story: A Journey with Lewy Body Dementia"
Film screening and discussion
Thursday, December 14th 2023
AARP's San Jose Regional Director, Sophie Horiuchi-Forrester, invited Chuck Berghoff and Robin Shepherd, co-founders of the Susan & Charles Berghoff Foundation, to shed light on Lewy body dementia (LBD), the second most common neurodegenerative dementia. An informative look at cause, risk factors, common symptoms, challenges of diagnosis, perspectives shared by a couple living with LBD, and reasons for hope.
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Join us for an informative and engaged discussion on this vital family health topic.
Courtney Jaffe, GNP-BC, CNS, Stanford Health
Martha Artiles, Vice Chair, Sourcewise Advisory Council, Morgan Hill Senior Advisory Council
Peggy Martin, MSFS, ChFC, CASL, Family Wealth Consulting Group Inc.
Chuck Berghoff, LBD caregiver and co-founder, Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation
Moderator: Nick Gaich, CEO, Nick Gaich & Associates
Advance registration required. Seating is limited. REGISTER NOW.
Produced by the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation in partnership with AAUW. Hosted by the Santa Clara County Library District .
Continuing Education presentation for Santa Clara County Public Health Nurses, with special guest Dr. Elena Call, MDS, The Kaiser Permanente Medical Group.
Produced by the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation in partnership with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
A multi-generational community event presented by the Morgan Hill Senior Advisory Committee in the City of Morgan Hill to connect families with local and regional services and resources dedicated to health and wellness. The leadership team of the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation are among the volunteers who created this free public event, open 10am - 1pm.
Supporting partners: City of Morgan Hill, Kaiser Permanente, Morgan Hill Parks & Recreation, AARP, On Lok, Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, South County Youth Task Force, MHUSD, Santa Clara County Public Health Dept., AAUW and others.
A free community event hosted by the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation.
Come for an informative evening with frank conversation about dementia: a topic that too often evokes fear and stigma. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Berghoff Foundation's work to inspire “dementia preparedness” and compassionate dementia care in our downtown district and our neighborhoods.
Film screening: "Sue's Story: A Journey with Lewy Body Dementia," a documentary featuring co-founder Sue Berghoff with research and medical experts from Stanford and Kaiser Permanente, who provide clear insights on Lewy body dementia.
Reception: Berghoff Foundation leaders share about their focus areas: dementia education for healthcare professionals and pre-professionals, dementia research, and dementia caregiving resources.
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For National Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month, the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation dedicates a three-part webinar series on dementia and brain health created for the people of Santa Clara County, hosted by Santa Clara County Library District.
October 4th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Moderator: Robert Handa, Emmy-winning Reporter, NBC Bay Area
Guests: Rhonda McClinton-Brown and Angelica Diaz, County of Santa Clara
A real-world perspective on dementia as a growing public health challenge, what we need to know and how we can respond to the challenge in our communities.
October 11th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Guests: Dr. Elena Call, Neurologist/MDS, The Permanente Group in conversation with Nick Gaich, former Stanford healthcare exec; Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation board member
A practical discussion of the dementia spectrum and Lewy body dementia, diagnosis, risk factors, and risk reduction through brain health.
October 18th, 7:00 - 8:39 pm
Guests: Sara Ecklein, CLPF, Trust and Honor Co. in conversation with Peggy Martin, MSFS, ChFC, CASL, Family Wealth Consulting Group/FourStar Wealth Advisors
An insightful look at how families can plan for a future that may include dementia, navigate complex life planning issues, and identify resources to meet their needs.
A highly informative three-part podcast series available on Spotify. Series produced by the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation, featuring Foundation leaders Chuck Berghoff, Robin Shepherd and Peggy Martin, and Debbie Vasquez from the City of Morgan Hill. Quick 5 Podcasts created by Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce and hosted by CEO Nick Gaich. https://spoti.fi/3zf9m2j
El Camino Health System presents a Continuing Medical Education (CME) course on Lewy body dementia for healthcare professionals. Special guest Dr. Carla Abdelnour, Dept. of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford University. Dr. Abdelnour is a Sue Berghoff LBD Research Fellow at Stanford. Her focus is Lewy body disease research. Hosted by El Camino Hospital, planned with Stanford and the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation.
The Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation and the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center present a Continuing Medical Education (CME/CE) course on Lewy body dementia for healthcare, social services and public health professionals. Produced by the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation with special guest Dr. Kathleen Poston, Dept. of Neurology & Neurological Sciences at Stanford. Hosted by Dr. Clifford Wang, CMO, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and the MJ Chatton Medical Library.
Students of The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at SJSU learn from healthcare experts about the causes, risk factors and symptoms of dementia with a focus on Lewy body dementia. Presentations and Q&A explore the critical role of nurses in the coordination of care. Moderated by Robin Shepherd, Executive Director/Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation. Special guests: Dr. Jennifer Cohen, Palliative Care Specialist at Kaiser Permanente, and Courtney Jaffe, RN, with Stanford Health. SJSU Faculty members hosting the seminar include Drs. Nancy Dudley, Daryl Canham and Stefan Frazier.
An informative dementia awareness training developed with healthcare, social service and caregiving professionals in mind. This accredited Continuing Education program is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation (Sue's Story Project), the Institute on Aging and Kaiser Permanente. Webinar hosted by the Santa Clara County Dept of Public Health. Speakers: Dr. Rochelle Woods, Neurologist, Kaiser Permanente; Julie Chu, Palliative Care Nurse, Kaiser Permanente; Robin Shepherd, Executive Director, Berghoff Foundation; Dr. Patrick Arbore, Founder/Director, Elder Suicide Prevention & Grief-related Services, Institute on Aging.
"Dementia Friendly South County," produced by the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation/Sue's Story Project. Moderated panel and Q&A session. Leaders from medical research, healthcare, education and the nonprofit sector share insights on the public health challenge brought by dementia, followed by a guided discussion to inspire community response. Webinar hosted by the City of Morgan Hill. Panel moderated by Robert Handa, NBC Bay Area News. Guests: Dr. Kathleen Poston, Stanford; Rhonda McClinton-Brown, Santa Clara County DPH; Dr. Jonathan Kim, Kaiser Permanente; Debbie Vasquez, City of Morgan Hill.
Students of The Valley Foundation School of Nursing @ SJSU will hear from healthcare experts and learn about the challenges of dementia care and the critical role of nurses across the continuum of care. Seminar includes film screening followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by Robin Shepherd, Executive Director, The Sue's Story Project. Special guests: Dr. Jennifer Cohen and Julie Chu, RN, from the Palliative Care team at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center. SJSU Faculty members hosting the seminar include Drs. Nancy Dudley, Daryl Canham and Stefan Frazier.
CME Presentation with Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente-San Francisco will conduct a certified Continuing Medical Education (CME) presentation for its San Francisco Bay area physicians to explore Lewy Body Dementia pathology, diagnosis, treatment and support through a continuum of care. Grand rounds for professionals from Sacramento to Monterey. Introduction by Dr. Rochelle Woods, Kaiser Permanente; followed by documentary film and Q&A session. Hosted by Dr. Ingrid Lim, Kaiser Permanente. Planning support from the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation team.
This online seminar brings together students from several colleges at SJSU to learn about dementia—a global public health crisis—from the perspectives of research, healthcare, and the community. Students will learn about dementia challenges and advances, campus-career pathways, and opportunities for advocacy.
Kaiser Permanente will conduct a certified Continuing Medical Education (CME) presentation expressly for its Gilroy area physicians to explore Lewy body dementia diagnosis, treatment and caregiving. Hosted by Dr. Rachel Sutherland with planning support from the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation team.
Dementia education leads to understanding, informed action and better health outcomes for patients and their families. This is the path to progress in overcoming dementia, one of the greatest public health challenges of our time.