Actor Seth Rogen says that Alzheimer’s disease is “brutal”

david_meistrell

April 29, 2011

While he may be better known as the mastermind behind Superbad or the main character of the hit movie Knocked Up, Seth Rogen recently appeared on a Larry King special that discussed Alzheimer's disease to acknowledge the condition's impact, according to CNN.com

Rogen's future mother-in-law has the disease at the age of 59. He said that it's hard to picture Alzheimer's if one has no experience with it, but the effects are "brutal."

"Until I saw it, you just don't get kind of how heartbreaking it can be," he told the news provider. "I just try to be as around as possible, as emotionally available as possible."

Those who are taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease may want to consider installing a medical alert system at home. This device enables users to instantly send a personal emergency response message if assistance is required.

The interview was part of Unthinkable: The Alzheimer's Epidemic, which was hosted by King and is an effort to spread further awareness of the disease. Rogen and his fiancee, Lauren Miller, both shared their experiences with the condition.