How Can Baseball Help With Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 11:38am
Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 11:00am
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Major League Baseball’s regular season ended on Sunday, and the playoffs get started on Tuesday with the National League’s Wild Card game.

Even as baseball moves out of its secure space as the national pastime — replaced by the NFL as the country’s most popular sport — the game spans generations and provides happy memories and times when families were gathered together at the ballpark or around the television.

The Society of American Baseball Research, headquartered in Phoenix, has a program that aims to use the game as a tool to help those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease.

There isn’t an offering in the Phoenix metro area yet, so The Show connected with Jon Leonoudakis, a member of SABR who’s involved with the Los Angeles branch of BasebALZ.

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