Remember When, Not the Alan Jackson Song, the Reality of Alzheimer's
The mind is what makes you and I who we are. Memory is something we seem to take for granted but Alzheimer's takes it away. The Red Skelton Tribute show is going all out November 23rd 2013 to benefit Southern Nevada Alzheimer's Association.
October 30, 2013 (Newswire.com) - As the baby boomer generation enters their "golden years" they may find that those years may not be as golden as they may have hoped for. People work hard all their lives and take the time to take care of their bodies by eating right, watching their calorie intake and getting regular exercise.
All this keeps our bodies in shape, but what good is the body when the brain quits functioning? That's why we need to bring more attention to this deadly disease. The odds of getting Alzheimer's increases as you age and by the time a person reaches 85 it is estimated that a person has a 50% chance of getting it.
Right now there is no cure and with more and more people getting Alzheimer's, the focus is mainly on the care of those people with the disease. As the disease progresses people need more help with many things we take for granted, such as remembering where they live and how to get home, they have trouble paying bills on time. Many take longer to complete daily tasks and for some, mood swings and personality change.
As the Alzheimer's progresses the damage to the brain becomes greater and greater. Many people have a hard time recognizing family members, difficulty in simple thought process. Some of them even have hallucinations, delusions, paranoia and may even behave impulsively.
All if this takes a toll on family members trying to take care of their loved one. The more the disease progresses the more care the Alzheimer patient needs. Eventually requiring 24 hour care. As the person progresses with the disease the majority of them end up bed ridden as their body shuts down.
Care can be costly. So that is why the Southern Nevada Alzheimer's Association has teamed up with Las Vegas headliner, Brian Hoffman. Brian does a tribute to Red Skelton at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel Casino and Spa, 160 East Flamingo Road. On Saturday November 23rd ALL proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Southern Nevada Alzheimer's Organization. They use the majority of the money to help take care of people with the disease and then the remainder goes to help find the cure.
All one needs to do to help this great organization is log on to http://www.redskeltoncomedyshow.com and reserve your tickets for Nov 23rd's show. Show up at the box office between 12 and 1:30pm pick up the reserved tickets and enjoy the show.
Can't make it, but still want to contribute to the cause? Purchase a ticket or three and then send email to fred@RedSkeltonComedyShow.com or call 702-245-2393 explaining these tickets are for fundraising only and the seats will still be available for someone who wants to attend the show. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated. Looking forward to taking you on a trip down memory lane and may God bless.
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