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ALZHEIMER’S MUSIC FEST

The Reverend Horton Heat in an intimate solo performance hits Woodstock, Georgia for the 8th annual Alzheimer’s Music Fest presented by Dementia Spotlight Foundation on September 21st at MadLife Stage & Studios. This event sold out last year, so get your tickets now!

The music festival will also feature several other bands and will take place at world-class live music venue MadLife Stage & Studios at 8722 Main St in Woodstock, Georgia. Dementia Spotlight Foundation, a 501(c)3 founded in 2016 raises funds that are used to provide free education across the nation to the dementia community and respite care for families who care for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in their homes. All proceeds benefit Dementia Spotlight Foundation. Tickets are $50-$75 and are going quickly.

Dementia Spotlight Foundation was co-founded by Whitney DeMarlo Oeltmann and her mother who were caregivers to her father who lived with Alzheimer’s for 8 years. Working together for 2 years now, Whitney and Vince Zangaro, founder of Alzheimer’s Music Festival, shared a bond of being frontline caregivers to their fathers. Vince, a caregiver to his father for over 14 years lost his father to the disease the same year as the DeMarlo family. “I started Alzheimer’s Music Festival as way to raise awareness for the disease as well as to raise funds for caregivers, who give so much of themselves,” says Vince. “Now us Fundraising director of Dementia Spotlight Foundation, we continue to grow the event. We are thrilled to have Gary Joseph Leblanc join our Dementia Spotlight team as Education director, who is based in Tampa, Fla. Gary was a caregiver to both of his parents for over 20 years and is a published educational author and speaker. We thought, together as our team grows, Tampa would be the best fit for expanding our educational and respite care program.”

Inspired by families who provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other Dementia-related disease, Dementia Spotlight Foundation joined with the Alzheimer’s Music Fest, a festival of artists with diverse musical backgrounds who come together and celebrate the family caregiver. The festival’s goal is to raise funds for those families with limited financial resources caring for a loved one, increase education and awareness about Alzheimer’s and other
Dementia-related diseases, and create a community of support for these families.

INSIDE STAGE

DOORS OPEN AT 5:00 PM

The Reverend Horton Heat / 9:30pm – 11pm
Gurufish / 8:30pm – 9:15pm
Zangaro / 7:45pm – 8:20pm
Donna Hopkins, Lefty Williams,
Ralph Roddenbery and
Mikail Peterson / 6:50pm – 7:35pm
The Manly Hero / 6pm – 6:45

OUTSIDE STAGE

Payphone Poets / 2pm – 2:30pm
Kurt Wheeler / 2:35pm – 3:05pm
Morgan Rowe / 3:10pm – 3:40pm
Barons Of Saturn / 3:50pm – 4:10pm
Anne-Marie Perry / 4:20pm – 4:50pm
Lianne Hutcheson / 4:55pm – 5:25pm
Dallas McGee / 5:20pm – 5:30pm
7 Licks / 5:35pm – 6:15pm
My Rebel Episode / 6:25pm – 7:05pm
Chris Connelly / 7:15pm – 7:55pm
Five O’Clock Devil / 8:05pm – 8:35pm
Funk Cake / 8:45pm – 9:20pm
Lost Boys / 9:30pm – 10pm
GDB / 10:10pm- 11pm

OUR SONG FOR DEMENTIA CAMPAIGN

Dementia Spotlight Foundation is launching an exciting fundraising campaign. Do you have a favorite song? One that reminds you of your loved one, or one that has been special to you during your caregiving experience? Choose a song that is meaningful to you and/or your loved one, and if your campaign is one of the top three fundraisers; your song will be recorded and performed live at the Alzheimer’s Music Fest in Woodstock, Georgia on World Alzheimer’s Day, Sept. 21, 2019.

Getting started is fun and easy to do. We have all the tools in place for your campaign to become a success. By getting family and friends involved, you’ll be helping spread awareness and raise money for Free Respite Care for our dementia families in need.   

Please help the Dementia Spotlight Foundation continue to provide relief for hundreds of families as these families care for their loved ones. With your help, we will make this happen. 

Our foundation’s mission is to provide free respite care and outstanding dementia education to as many as we can reach. We are also working to make the state of Georgia dementia friendly.

Dementia Spotlight believes strongly in the power of music especially when it comes to dementia care. We know music has the power to evoke emotions in all of us. People tend to associate music with memories and moments in time. This process does not end when a person has dementia. In fact, research has shown that key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by dementia diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

Not only will music help retrieve countless memories and moments from the past, it has an advantageous effect on several symptoms, including raw emotions and behavior issues. It also a fantastic way too connect with your loved ones.

Our Alzheimer’s Music Fest has sold out over the past years and is right around the corner. Even if you can’t be there in person, you can help raise money for the cause from anywhere in the world!   

Have fun with this and take pleasure in knowing that you’re helping dementia caring families receive vital free respite care.

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