Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit opens in Brooksville August 16
The Hernando County Library System has announced a reception and official opening for the Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Frederick Eugene Lykes Jr. Memorial Library, 238 Howell Avenue in downtown Brooksville on August 16, 2018. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served.
The exhibit features large framed portraits on canvas of 24 famous American artists, musicians, athletes, actors, politicians, and authors who have succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form of dementia. Presented as an educational initiative by the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, its purpose is to deliver the message that no one is immune to this disease which has so much impact on every level of our society.
The exhibit has toured the Citrus County Library System for the past seven months where it was viewed by an estimated 220,000 people. It will continue throughout the Hernando County Library System after it closes at the main downtown Brooksville library near the end of September.
Designed and created by Coping with Dementia LLC, the exhibit is sponsored also by Walgreens at Apopka in Inverness which supplied all the framed photo prints. Included is a cork board where local citizens can post the photos of loved ones they have lost to Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Representatives from the Alzheimer’s Family Organization will be on hand at the August 16 reception to answer questions about Alzheimer’s and dementia and the services that are available to caregivers through the AFO.