SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – It’s one of many hardest jobs, caring for a cherished one or buddy who resides with Alzheimer’s.
That’s the actuality for 200,000 folks proper now in South Carolina.
On Thursday at Converse College, there was an opportunity to flee actuality for these coping with this devastating illness.
“This piece strikes folks, and it’s the best satisfaction you’ll be able to have as an artist. That what your work does has an impact, a profound impact,” stated Robert Cohen.
Over a decade in the past, Cohen was commissioned to create ‘Alzheimer’s Tales’.
“No person would do one thing like this. That is the sort of topic that will flip all people off, in order that’s motive to do it,” he stated.
A 30-minute oratorio impressed by the illness.
“I really feel very blessed that I’ve been concerned in a undertaking that has one thing very constructive to say despite the fact that the subject material is so miserable. As a result of there is no such thing as a remedy for Alzheimer’s,” stated Cohen.
The musical piece was carried out by Spartanburg Grasp Chorale at Twitchell Auditorium, in honor of Nationwide Alzheimer’s Illness Consciousness Month and Household Caregivers Month.
“By caring for my mother and watching being beside so lots of our shoppers I’ve realized how a lot endurance it takes to be a caregiver,” defined Erin Couchell.
Couchell is the proprietor of Consolation Keepers.
“I feel that caregivers simply have to really feel cherished and supported identical to the love and assist that they’re giving to their cherished one,” she stated.
In line with the Alzheimer’s Affiliation, research say music might scale back agitation for folks dwelling with the illness.
For Cohen, he hopes his work, which has been carried out greater than 40 occasions now, uplifts these struggling.
“I need them to have a way of hope,” he stated.
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