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Alzheimer’s Association & Reel Tributes team up

From Phillyburbs.com
November 29, 2011

The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, the region’s leader in Alzheimer’s care and support and Reel Tributes, the premier producer of personal history films, have joined forces to encourage patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s to record their life stories through customized interviews with oral historians. Reel Tributes will donate a portion of the company’s proceeds to support the programs and support services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Our motto at the Alzheimer’s Association is, ‘The compassion to care, the leadership to conquer,'” says Wendy Campbell, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. “Reel Tributes’ staff shows great compassion during the filming process, and helps patients and families capture some of the memories that Alzheimer’s will destroy. We hope that through this partnership, most of our constituents will take advantage of this rare opportunity to professionally capture cherished stories before it’s too late.”

Under the new partnership, Reel Tributes and the Alzheimer’s Association will hold presentations offering helpful tips on how families can record and preserve their history. The partnership also includes the launch of “My Favorite Memory,” a contest for Alzheimer’s patients and their families, with valuable prizes including a free Reel Tribute. The deadline for entries is Jan. 4.

“There could not be a more important group than Alzheimer’s patients and their families. Alzheimer’s affects nearly half of people older than 85, and its impact on memory loss is devastating,” said David Adelman, Reel Tributes’ founder and CEO. “Memories are stories that should be told and preserved. We look forward to providing patients with a therapeutic benefit from telling their life stories, and to producing a precious heirloom that their families will enjoy for generations to come.”

For more information about the “My Favorite Memory” contest, visit: www.reeltributes.com/memory. To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, go to: www.alz.org/desjsepa or call 1-800-272-3900.