The Grammys and Alzheimer’s disease


Every year the music industry comes together for the Grammy Awards to honor the leading songs, albums and music makers who inspire us get up and dance and singalong.In conjunction with this year’s awards, Caregiving Club will take a look at Alzheimer’s disease and music.

Several high-profile music stars were lost in 2017 to Alzheimer’s, a degenerative brain disease that affects 5 million Americans and 17 million of their family caregivers. Country star Glen Campbell; teen idol David Cassidy; 80s rock band guitarist Malcolm Young of AC/DC all died with this disease. Quincy Jones, one of the most prolific songwriters, music producers and musicians, has focused on the healing affect of music for those with Alzheimer’s and autism.

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For more about music therapy, Alzheimer’s and caregiving, read our CEO Sherri Snelling articles and interviews with famous names:

Glen Campbell’s Farewell Tour (originally published on PBS Next Avenue)

Kimberly Williams Paisley Chronicles Her Mother’s Dementia (originally published on PBS Next Avenue)

Music Therapy – a 5-Note Plan for Caregiver Calm (originally published on the Alzheimer’s Association blog)

Music of the Night – 2013 Alzheimer’s Association “A Night at Sardi’s” Event

Stars Take Center Stage to Fight Alzheimer’s disease – 2012 Alzheimer’s Association “A Night at Sardi’s” Event

Alzheimer’s App Uses Singing to Boost Mood (originally published on PBS Next Avenue)

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Watch more: Red Carpet Interviews

Our CEO Sherri Snelling often interviews celebrities from red carpet events about caregiving and other aging issues. Watch her celebrity interviews from these Alzheimer’s gala events:

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