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The "Amazing Grace" Chorus

The "Amazing Grace" Chorus is a Milwaukee-based diverse chorus made up of people living with dementia and their caregivers. The goal of the Chorus is to increase social engagement for those living with dementia. The Chorus began in 2014.

 

Girl power: Amazing Grace Women and the National Campaign about Alzheimer’s

 

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The national campaign, AlzheimHER’s Chorus-a vocal group made of women living with the disease or whose lives have been touched by it, is a collaborative effort of the Alzheimer's Association and Maria Shriver's Women's Alzheimer's Movement. Female members of The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute’s (WAI) “Amazing Grace” Chorus Program have joined this national campaign to increase understanding about Alzheimer’s disease’s disproportionate impact on women, with the goal of raising awareness that two-thirds of people living with Alzheimer’s are women.

 

The “Amazing Grace” Chorus was recently filmed singing and that video is now part of the national campaign! See video below.


 

“Music is a special way to empower women and bring people together with the goal of ending Alzheimer’s for everyone,” said Houston.

 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our chorus. We know that music can bring joy and help elevate mood during this difficult and devastating disease,” said Stephanie Houston, Senior Outreach Specialist for the WAI-Milwaukee office.

 

Please help spread the word that Alzheimer's is a women's issue and to ignite a new generation of voices to help end Alzheimer's once and for all.

 

Alz.org/raiseyourvoice

 

Sponsors for the National Campaign include GSD&M Advertising Agency and the National Alzheimer's Association. The local sponsors are Bader Philanthropies Inc. and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Regional Milwaukee Office. 

 

 

To be eligible to join The "Amazing Grace" Chorus.

  • You must have a partner such as a family member, friend, or a caretaker
  • You must self-report forgetfulness or memory loss
  • You can be in the early stage or mid-stage of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia

Featured Conductors: Arlene Skwierawski, K.C. Williams, Vanta Jones and Maurice Cotton
Community Advisor: Joe Nathaniel, Jr.

 

For More Information call the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, Milwaukee office at (414) 219-5127.

 

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