Alzheimer’s Awareness

{excerpt from the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise – article by Katie Collins}

Members of the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Pastoral Care are raising awareness and money for Alzheimer’s.

On Oct. 18  (today) at Central Park from 4-8 p.m., Jeremy Roy, Alexa Ray, and several other musicians will take the stage to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Rhonda Robbins of GRMC Pastoral Care says the concert is to raise awareness, but they will also be accepting donations.

“We encourage people to come and learn about Alzheimer’s,” Robbins said. “It is important to know the symptoms, and possible treatments, because most people will have to deal with it at some point, whether it’s with a family member or friend.”

Robbins said that a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association will be on hand to speak with people, and answer questions they may have about the disease.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive and fatal brain disease. Currently about 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s. Robbins said over 35 million people worldwide are diagnosed with the disease, and that number is expected to double every 10 years. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but drug and non-drug treatments help with some of the physical and cognitive symptoms.

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