CANTON The Voices of Canton presented Alzheimer’s Stories A Concert of Hope at the Malone Johnson Center for Worship and The Arts on March 25. Mixed in with the live vocal and orchestra performances were short movie clips of real people telling their real stories of how they or a loved one have been affected by Alzheimer’s.
The three-part story series included The Numbers, The Stories and The Caregivers. The choral conductor was Jordan Saul and featured vocalists were Olivia Beal and Mark Dillard.
The Alzheimer’s Association had a table setup with information in the lobby and talked with people about the disease before and after the performance. The audience was encouraged to sing along with the last three songs of the evening.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers the following 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgement
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
To learn more, visit alz.org/10signs or call the 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.