Seth Rogen øger bevidstheden om Alzheimers sygdom

I dag er starten på National Alzheimers Awareness Month. Hendes åbner Seth Rogen om hvorfor han grundlagde sin Alzheimers organisation Hilarity for Charity.

Mindre end et år efter min nu kone [actor Lauren Miller Rogen] and I started dancing, her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s beginning at the age of 55 years. Every time I visit my mother-in-law, I am shocked at what I see is the result of this disease. Alzheimer er brutalt. I mean, it’s associated with losing your memory, but you do not just forget who people are; Du glemmer også hvordan man skal snakke, hvordan man spiser, hvordan man gør alt. It’s hard to pack your head around until you actually see it.

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Vi fandt hurtigt ud af, at ingen vores talte om Alzheimers. Lauren vidste at hun kunne ikke være den eneste, der gik igennem dette, og vi regnede med, at de unge, der ikke talte om det nu ville beskæftige sig med det senere. So we as millennia (technically, maybe a year, maybe) decided to dedicate our lives to help find a cure for this disease.

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En ven foreslog, at vi udstillede et udvalg med musik og komedie og derefter give indtægterne til en Alzheimers velgørenhed. I 2012 grundede vi Hilarity for Charity, og det voksede langsomt til noget meget større end vi nogensinde troede det ville. I løbet of the last two years we have given more than 200,000 hours of free home care, which is the only thing that created our own situation with Lauren’s mother, which is removable. At this time there is no real treatment for Alzheimer’s, but home care is a tangible way to at least improve people’s lives.

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It’s been nice to see my wife take emotional control of a situation that was not very controllable. I think the most impressive thing she does is just talk about it. Der er meget skam forbundet med at have Alzheimers. Some people do not want to know anyone. Men det er godt at anerkende det. Now, Lauren is not so helpful because we make an effort to make things better for those who are affected.

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Vores ultimative mål er at gøre Hilary for Charity forældet. Would not it be good if we should not do it anymore because Alzheimer’s was healed or became manageable? I would ideally receive the funding it deserves from the government, it would not be a shame, and generally it would be easier to get affordable care in this country. Until these things happen, I hope that the support we deliver makes a difference and get us closer to a cure.

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Som sagt til Shalayne Pulia.

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Hilarity for Charitys næste sortudstilling vil være tilgængelig for stream på Netflix i vinter. Besøg hilarityforcharity.org og doner for at hjælpe med at finansiere Alzheimers omsorg for familier, øge bevidstheden og støtte den nyeste forskning.