A young man caring for his 73-year-old father with Alzheimer’s does not complain about the demands being a caregiver has placed on him, nor does he shy away from the toll his dad’s disease has taken on his own life. Instead, he is looking for positive ways to impact and support others in his situation: to help them be able to “go out to dinner, or on a date, or to a child’s wedding,” he says.
Vince Zangaro, who lives in the Atlanta area, last year launched the Alzheimer’s Music Fest to raise money to support others in his position. His father Albert, diagnosed at 62, was a former Eastern Airlines mechanic; his mother died at 55.
Last year’s concert raised more than $13,500 and another concert is planned for this weekend. Vince is optimistic that the nonprofit the concert helps fund, Caring Together in Hope will make a difference to those who have dedicated their care to a loved one.
Read his story and more about his life with his dad in this Atlanta Journal-Constitution article from Aug. 15.
And don’t miss the poignant You Tube video and Vince’s music, “A Better Man.” Many of you will recognize yourselves and the devotion and care you are lovingly giving, despite the difficulties and frustrations.
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