World Rocks Against Dementia featuring live music by Not-On-Call, Dave Vargo and Lakehouse Music Academy is scheduled to take place at The Saint in Asbury Park March 19. This event is Part of a World Wide initiative being held in over 60 locations all over the US and the world. Area musicians are donating their talents using the power of music to raise awareness and raise funds for local dementia support organizations. Area artists scheduled to perform include Dave Vargo, Lakehouse Music Academy student artists, Not-On-Call, Neil Mastrobuono, Ernest, Pamela Flores and Roshane. Inspired by the mission of the Alive Inside Foundation, The Asbury Park event is one among over 60 locations set for the weekend of March 18/19 from all over the US and on 3 continents all over the world.
The goal of the World Rocks Against Dementia Event, is to create awareness of the global impact of dementia as well as support organizations that provide services and build hope for families dealing with the challenges of living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Proceeds from the day’s event will go to benefit the work of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, a local non-profit organization based in Toms River and Howell to support and expand it’s Alzheimer’s Respite Care Program. For more information, go to www.caregivervolunteers.org. The Asbury Park event is being Sponsored by Marquis Health Services, owner of rehabilitation and healthcare services with 16 locations in the northeast, including Coral Harbor in Neptune and Willow Springs in Brick.
Someone in the world develops dementia every 3 seconds and over 131 million people are expected to be living with dementia globally by 2050. Dementia has been widely recognized as one of the most significant global health and social care crisis of the 21st century. The World Alzheimer’s report 2012 showed that up to 40 percent of people with dementia report being excluded from everyday activities. It is important that organizations around the world unite for WRAD17 and share their skills, experience and knowledge, while using music as a fun way to build essential awareness and challenge the stigma often attached to the condition.
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