Debbie Nigro, of the Debbie Nigro Radio Show, asked author Kent Karosen, how much longer it will be before researchers find a cure for Alzheimer’s. He answered it. Kent knows a lot about the subject because he is President and CEO of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
Click here to hear the interview. His explanation is very promising.
Kent is also Senior Managing Director and Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. He escaped being killed on 9/11 by just minutes. He was walking into the towers just as they were coming down. For the last 15 years he has totally devoted himself to helping others. Kent never fully recovered from this horrifying experience. His charitable work is what he lives for.
Year after year, Kent is in charge of the annual Cantor Fitzgerald 9/11 Memorial Service for the families of his 658 coworkers, a Member of Intrepid Museum’s Board of Directors, Chairman of the Star Leadership Awards and Dinner, Temple Emanu-El Miami Beach, as well as President and CEO of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
Kent just wrote a book for children which explains Alzheimer’s disease using artwork created by children juxtaposed with art created by Alzheimer’s patients. Called “Why Can’t Grandma Remember My Name?,” the book demonstrates the power of art therapy for all ages and a way for parents and family to share with a younger audience what is happening to Grandma or other loved ones.
Bloomingdale’s is devoting three windows to the book starting November 1 in New York City and then again in their Aventura, Miami, FL store the week after. The book will have an official debut at the Williams McCall Gallery in South Beach on Nov 3rd. Kent has a full schedule of activities around the country after that.
Below is the press release announcing his new book.
Fisher Center Publishes First Educational Book About Life’s Journey With Alzheimer’s Disease to Kick off Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Why Can’t Grandma Remember My Name? Now Available for Purchase
New York, New York, November 1 – Today, the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a book written by the Foundation’s President, Kent L. Karosen, and co-author Chana Stiefel.
The book explains Alzheimer’s disease using artwork created by children juxtaposed with art created by Alzheimer’s patients, demonstrating the power of art therapy for all ages and a way for parents and family to share with a younger audience what is happening to Grandma or other loved ones.
“With the Alzheimer’s epidemic at an all-time high, it’s never been as important to increase the amount of research being conducted in an effort to find a cure,” said Kent L. Karosen, President/CEO Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. “In the meantime, we must make it a priority to educate those around us about the disease, and through Why Can’t Grandma Remember My Name?, my hope is that a younger audience will have a better understanding of the disease that affects their loved ones.”
The book is now available for purchase at the start of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, to address Alzheimer’s which directly affects 5.3 million Americans and an expected 16 million people by 2050. The disease costs our country over $200 Billion annually and is estimated to cost over $1.1 Trillion unless there is a cure.
“As the first female artist to have a permanent sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, I can attest to the power of art therapy and the exquisite artwork featured in Why Can’t Grandma Remember My Name?, said acclaimed artist and sculptor, Ursula von Rydingsvard. “Creating art gives Alzheimer’s patients autonomy and a sense of dignity in the midst of a disease that often leave them feeling powerless.”
To get a copy of Why Can’t Grandma Remember My Name? visit http://www.alzinfo.org/book.
About the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
Led by President and CEO, Kent L. Karosen, the Foundation was established in 1995 by Zachary Fisher. The Foundation has received the exceptional 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for the fifth consecutive year.
The Fisher Center is one of the largest and most modern facilities in the world dedicated to solving the puzzle of Alzheimer’s, and considered by many to be a prototype for Alzheimer’s research. The Center is led by Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul Greengard, recipient of multiple awards and honors throughout his career, and includes a research team of over 50 world-renowned scientists. To learn more about the Fisher Center’s innovative research, go to http://www.ALZinfo.org.