Seth Rogen Speaks before Congress about Alzheimers

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In case you missed it last week, Seth Rogen, funny man associated with movies such as Knowcked Up, Superbad, and Funny People, was allowed to speak as an expert to Congress about his personal experience with Alzheimer’s when he watched his mother-in-law (a teacher for 35 years) proceed from silly memory lapses to being unable to speak by the age of 60. As a result, Rogen started a new charity, Hilarity for Charity, to encourage change and education.

“That’s right, the situation is so dire that it caused me — a lazy, self-involved, generally self-medicated man child — to start an entire charity organization. It was through this that we felt we weren’t just complaining there was nothing to be done but actively taking steps to do something. Instead of being disappointed that young people were so misinformed about the reality of the disease, we started to educate them.”

See Rogen’s full speech below. For more information on Alzheimer’s disease, including facts and figures and recognizing dementia, please check out the Alzheimer Associations website.
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