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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 20th at Rose Park in Abilene

The Abilene chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is hosting their annual "Walk to End Alzheimer’s" walk at the Rose Park Senior Center. The two-mile Walk will begin with the opening ceremonies led by our awesome Mayor, Norm Archibald. The Big Country’s own Elvis tribute artist Harvey McFadden will provide the entertainment. Check out all the details.

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Abilene

Alzheimer's is something I take personally, both my grandmother and my granddad had the disease. My great aunts suffered with it and it's not pretty. It takes away the 'person' you loved, strips their memory away and leaves but a shell of the person that once was so full of life. Through research though we may hopefully, one day, can find a cure. Abilene will be hosting a 2 mile walk to help bring awareness and funding to the cause.

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Center for Contemporary Arts is Hosting “Thanks for the Memories” Artwalk for Abilene Alzheimers Assoc.

The Center for Contemporary Arts along with the other downtown art galleries and museums will host a special "Thanks for the Memories" Artwalk, Thursday, September 12th in Abilene. The Abilene Alzheimer Association and Wisteria Place personnel will be on hand to answer questions and display the paintings by Alzheimer's patients. The art work done by Alzheimer patients will only be on display during Artwalk. See what else is happening.

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The Alzheimer’s Association Gets Help From Singers and Songwriters Like Andrea Tanaro [AUDIO]

More and more singers and songwriters are taking the money they earn from music royalties and donating it directly to their favorite charities. Up and coming artist Andrea Tanaro has decided early on in her musical career, that's exactly what she is doing with the money from the sale of her new song “Taking Care of Mama”. The song is actually about Alzheimer's and it's about her mother in-law. Give it a listen.

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Abilene Alzheimer’s Association is Set to Host Big Bunco Tournament on October 22nd

Calling all Bunco players, the Abilene Alzheimer's Association is holding a big bunco tournament to be held at Windcrest Health Care Center at 6050 Hospital Drive in Abilene. So get your team together and get ready to play bunco for Alzheimer's, here's all the details.

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Downtown Abilene Business’ That Will be Open for Alzheimer’s Art Walk Thursday

If you plan on attending Art Walk this Thursday, take my advise and wear some comfortable walking shoes. A lot of the downtown Abilene business' will be open and participating in this Alzheimer's Art Walk fundraiser.

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Abilene Alzheimer’s Association to Benefit from Art Walk [VIDEO]

Art-Walk enters into uncharted territory on September 13th, when the Center for Contemporary Arts (a non-profit themselves) raises money and awareness for another non-profit, the Abilene Alzheimer's Association. Among the usual art displays, activities, sights and events that take place during Art-Walk, on September 13th Art-Walk will seem more like "Carnival" in Rio de Janeiro. Music, fun and games will fill the air and the streets of downtown Abilene. Plus live entertainment from a very popular local band.

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Glen Campbell Opens Up About Living With Alzheimer’s and the ‘Mistakes’ He Knows He’ll Make

Last summer, the world was saddened by the news that legendary country star Glen Campbell was in the beginning stages of his battle with Alzheimer’s. Rather than laying low and disappearing from the music scene, Campbell announced a full-blown tour as his way to say thank you to his loyal fans throughout the years.

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New GPS Shoes Track Alzheimer’s Patients [VIDEO]

If you've ever had a family member with Alzheimer's then you know they are almost like keeping up with small children. They can wander off on foot or they can get in their car drive off and not remember how to get back home. It's frightening, but their may be a new way to track those patients. Manufacturer GTX Corp. and footwear firm Aetrex have a new shoe with a GPS locator built in.

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Possible Slow To Alzheimer’s Found In Nasal Spray

 

I come from a family that has Alzheimer's on both sides so any new treatments peak my interest. The latest thing my mom and older cousins are trying is coconut oil. If you've had a parent, grandparent or anyone you love suffer from the disease you will stop at nothing to find a cure. The newest treatment being examined now is an insulin nasal spray.

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