Dancing for Alzheimer’s Awareness in the Midlands
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — For the first time on a statewide level, the South Carolina Alzheimer’s Association brings together health care professionals, caregivers and others to educate themselves on tackling a disease that impacts 80,000 South Carolinians …with a little dancing in between. The inaugural Family Caregiver Education Conference brought together close to 100 people at the Columbia Marriott who are impacted, in one way or another, by Alzheimer’s Disease, which is the most common form of Dementia. The goal was to expand their education and figure out how to make the most of what everyone brings to the table. Getting the word out is also part of the Association’s Forget-Me-Not Ball. This year’s event is set to take place April 20, and will feature 12 dance couples ‘strutting their stuff’ to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. A-B-C Columbia’s Monique Williams will participate in the event. For now, if you suspect a family member or someone you know is showing signs of Dementia, you are urged to call the Alzheimer’s Association’s Help Line at 1-800-272-3900. Or, you can visit www.alz.org/sc.