Partners in Progress
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and the Alzheimer’s Association came together through mutual respect for a single individual: President Ronald Reagan.
“Frater Reagan,” a Teke (Eureka College, Iota Chapter) and the nation’s 40th president, served as leader of our country from 1981 to 1989. Prior to becoming president, Reagan served the public as an actor and as governor of the state on California (1966-1974). Reagan lived the mission of TKE to contribute to the advancement of society.
Reagan continues to live today with a devastating disease: Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is a disorder that destroys cells in the brain. It is the leading cause of dementia, a condition that involves gradual memory loss, decline in the ability to perform routine tasks, disorientation, difficulty in learning, loss of language skills, impairment of judgment, and personality changes. As the disease progresses, people with Alzheimer’s become unable to care for themselves. The loss of brain cells eventually leads to the failure of other systems in the body.
Currently there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Together, TKE and the
Alzheimer’s Association are collaborating to end this deadly disease that
affects four million Americans, including Frater Reagan.