“I’m thrilled to be the first Latin artist to join the Alzheimer’s Association Music Moments campaign. ‘Girasoles’ is a special song for me because it’s about love, coming together and being there for someone, no matter what. ‘it happens,” Fonsi said. “I hope the song resonates not only for people with Alzheimer’s disease, but also for their loved ones and caregivers who need that love as well.”
An estimated 6.5 million Americans over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association Facts and figures about Alzheimer’s disease in 2022 report found that Hispanic people are about one and a half times more likely to have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias than the older white population and that missed or delayed diagnoses are higher among Hispanic seniors than in older white people.
“musical moments highlights the emotional connection between music and the moments in life we never want to lose. For families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementias, these moments are all the more precious,” said Joanne Pike, president of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Our partnership with Luis Fonsi helps connect the cause through music to his millions of fans and spark personal conversations with a community that is often disproportionately represented.”
Over the past 23 years, Fonsi has taken the world by storm with multiple No. 1 songs, including her world-record hit “Despacito,” which won seven Guinness World Records and is still one of the hottest videos. YouTube history views. . As one of the leading Latin music artists of his generation, Fonsi uses his voice for good and has been recognized for his philanthropic and humanitarian work.
Watch Fonsi’s rendition of ‘Girasoles’ on alz.org/music moments. The Alzheimer’s Association will continue to publish new musical moments content throughout the year and recently shared musical moments country sensations Lauren Alaina and Sarah Evansrising pop singer Electra MustaineR&B singer Soulchild Music and the leader of Walk the Moon, Nicholas Petricca.
Join the campaign by sharing your musical moments using the hashtag #MusicMoments. For more information visit: alz.org/musicmoments.
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