Seth Rogen uses humor to call attention to Alzheimer's
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 01:52
Feb. 26 - Comedian Seth Rogen shared details about his mother-in-law's battle with Alzheimer's as he testified about the impact of the disease on Capitol Hill. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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'Knocked Up' star Seth Rogen brought star power and laughs to Capitol Hill as he testified about the impact of Alzheimer's Disease on Wednesday.
Rogen, who is married to actress Lauren Miller, described his mother-in-law's struggle with the disease.
"After forgetting who she and who her loved ones were, my mother-in-law, a teacher for 35 years then forgot how to speak, feed herself, and go to the bathroom by herself --- all by the age of sixty," Rogen told members of a Senate Appropriations subcommittee.
Discussing the economic pressure facing families when a relative has Alzheimer's, he said, "people need more help."
The comedian also added,"I've personally seen the massive financial strain this disease causes, and if the American people ever decide to reject genitalia-driven comedy, I will no longer be able to afford it. Please dont."
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