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This Present Moment - Music and Memory

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EHMC - Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

350 Engle Street

Englewood, NJ 07631

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Alzheimer’s disease is a growing health risk that impacts many families today. As baby boomers continue to age and people live longer, it has the potential to be even more prevalent in the years to come. Current estimates are 5 million patients at a cost of $259 billion dollars. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, those figures could rise to 16 million patients at a cost of 1.1 trillion dollars by 2050. Unlike other disease states such as diabetes or heart disease, a patient with Alzheimer’s disease will eventually require support on a daily basis. The impact of being a caregiver can be as debilitating as being a patient.

This free symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease will explore the disease, the stigma often associated with it, treatment and research and caregiving information. It will be held in two sessions. In the morning session, speakers from the New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, Englewood Hospital Medical Center and AARP of New Jersey will talk about the basics of the disease, treatment and research and support for the caregiver. Lunch will be provided to all registered guests of the symposium. During that time, guests will be able to visit information tables of the sponsoring organizations. The afternoon session begins with a presentation on connecting music and memory, followed by excerpts from a play about being a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient. The last session of the symposium will be a choice of three breakout sessions on creating a playlist for an Alzheimer’s patient, preserving memories and new ways to communicate with a family member stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. More detailed information can be found at www.teaneckcommunitychorus.org.

Immediately following the symposium will be a concert of choral works celebrating the human spirit presented by the Teaneck Community Chorus. The concert cost is $12 and can be purchased in advance at the chorus website www.teaneckcommunitychorus.org, or from a TCC member. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

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