SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – It’s one of many hardest jobs, taking good care of a liked one or pal who resides with Alzheimer’s.
That’s the actuality for 200,000 individuals 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 individuals, 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 one would do one thing like this. That is the sort of topic that may flip everyone off, in order that’s a superb cause 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 mission that has one thing very optimistic to say although the subject material is so miserable. As a result of there isn’t any treatment 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 taking good care of my mother and watching being beside so lots of our purchasers 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 must really feel liked and supported identical to the love and help that they’re giving to their liked one,” she stated.
In keeping with the Alzheimer’s Affiliation, research say music could cut back agitation for individuals residing with the illness.
For Cohen, he hopes his work, which has been carried out greater than 40 instances now, uplifts these struggling.
“I would like them to have a way of hope,” he stated.
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