Cardinals Reminiscence League takes Alzheimer’s fans to tour Busch Stadium

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(KTVI)- Cardinals memories are the last to fade for St. Louis baseball fans with Alzheimer's disease. For some reason, the brain retains those old events.

That's why the Cardinals Reminiscence League recently took some fans with Alzheimer's on a tour of Busch Stadium.

Their goal was to create some clarity in a world of forgetfulness.

The group of nine men and one woman, dressed in Cardinals and Browns gear, meet every other week to talk baseball with inspiration from the Cardinals' collection of signed baseballs, jerseys and photos.

Alzheimer's Association Nurse, Debra Bryer, tells us about that tour and ways to endure.

The Veterans Cardinals Reminiscence League is a new support group designed to ease anxiety and depression through the solace of America's pastime.

People with Alzheimer`s develop significant memory problems over time, but long-term memory stays remarkably intact even into the late stages of the disease.

Long-term memory is where we store our most precious recollections about childhood, family, and the events in our lives we hold most dear.

This kind of program can improve the mood of those with Alzheimer`s as well as enhance communication skills by socializing with others in a relaxed yet creative way.

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