BENEFITING: Alzheimer's Association Mid South Chapter
EVENT DATE: Nov 11, 2016
Alzheimer's caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. For our loved ones there's no place like home. That's why most people want to stay there. But as people age, that can be a daunting challenge. So families often need to hire outsiders to help a loved one remain comfortable and independent. Alzheimer's disease is one of the most costly diseases. Paying for care is a big concern as Alzheimer's progresses. 1st annual Night Under the Purple Stars Gala The Alzheimer’s Association’s Night Under the Purple Stars Gala is a time to celebrate and honor the lives of people impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The evening includes a reception and silent auction followed by a dinner and entertainment. We will honor Community leader Jim Hudson of Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology. Special Guest for the evening will be restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, groundbreaking supermodel, and nationally renowned lifestyle maven B. Smith and her husband, co-author and business partner Dan Gasby. Proceeds from the Gala raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and Respite Grants for caregivers .