Peter Mac and His Grandmother Mary and Alzheimer's Disease
Peter Mac was raised by his Grandmother Mary. Pictured above the BUADC logo on the poster for this show. He was able to give back to her by becoming one of her caregivers in her final stages of Alzheimer's Disease. She passed away in 2001 at home alone with Peter. There bond is a forever one. In this show he will pay tribute to this amazing woman through songs and stories that are both laugh out loud funny and heart warming and beautiful.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts recently talked publicly about the drastic funding cuts that diseases that effect the elderly are facing: "We need to be doubling down on medical research but it's hard to get the money," she said. "It's hard to get the money in Washington." When we heard that Massachusetts was facing budget cuts for Alzheimer's we went into action to find a research charity that needed help. Through our friend Mike Kincade, himself a long time Alzheimer's Advocate, we found the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center (BUADC). All of the funds raised for this performance will benefit BUADC as will collections at the end of both our Golden Girls and Judy Garland shows.
Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center
The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center aims to reduce the human and economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of knowledge. The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center was established in 1996 as one of 29 centers in the US funded by the National Institutes of Health to advance research on Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. The Center is jointly based at the Boston University Medical Campus and Bedford VA Medical Center in Massachusetts. The BU ADC, through its CTE Center, also fosters and supports high-impact, innovative research on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and other long-term consequences of repetitive brain trauma in athletes and military personnel.