Melabev organisation, Jerusalem.
(photo credit: MELABEV FACILITY)
This Jerusalemite power couple – he 84 and she 79 – are a perfect match. Scotland-born Prof. Arnold Rosin, a longtime gerontologist, founded the Melabev organization with social worker Leah Abramowitz when they realized that victims of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias had nowhere to turn for social support. His pharmacologist wife, Vienna-born and London- raised Prof. Marta Weinstock-Rosin, developed Exelon – a patented drug that can improve Alzheimer’s symptoms or temporarily slow down their progression in 40 to 70 percent of patients.They have donated more than $1 million to a common cause – the construction and equipping of a permanent home for Melabev in Jerusalem’s Givat Masua neighborhood. Hundreds of dignitaries, patients, family members and other guests – including British Ambassador Matthew Gould and Senior Citizens Minister Uri Orbach – attended the opening ceremony on Tuesday.