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Students Raise Their Voice For Alzheimer's Disease

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Binghamton University students organized their second annual ‘Raise Your Voice For Care’ Forum to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on the community. The Binghamton University chapter of the Alzheimer Foundation of America hosted several professional in the field to discuss the issue.

Katherine Zwerger, founder and president of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Binghamton chapter, said the event is important for students whose loved ones have suffered from the condition.

“It’s really amazing to get a group of young people who care so much about the elderly, who care so much about reaching out and taking care of people who either can’t take care of themselves the way they used to or can’t take care of themselves at all,” founder and president of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Guest speakers from the Memory Maker Project and Broome County’s Office For Aging shared their experiences and discussed local resources that are used by families battling Alzheimer’s. The group hosted a career panel with local professionals from elderly residential communities. Guests were given a presentation on music therapy and a performance from the Harpur Harpeggios, one of the University’s nine a capella groups.

“It’s about giving back and that feeling when you’re able to see somebody smile who maybe hasn’t smiled in a really long time.” - Katherine Zwerger, founder and president of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America