General Hospital Wins Alzheimer’s Storyline Award – GH EP Frank Valentini Thrilled

General Hospital won a 2018 Sentinel Award for their Alzheimer’s storyline. Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his dad Mike Corbin (Max Gail) has been one storyline that tugs at the heartstrings. Executive Producer for GH, Frank Valentini, was given the award.

General Hospital‘s Alzheimer’s storyline award

Frank Valentini and several members of the cast of GH attended the 2018 Sentinel Awards. This was the 19th annual Sentinel Awards that happened last night.

Lately, General Hospital hasn’t been afraid to push storylines. The Morgan Corinthos story really touched on mental health issues. This is a subject that some shows have stayed away from the past. With the Alzheimer’s story, GH reaches an entirely new audience who has dealt with this in their own lives.

Max Gail (who plays Sonny’s dad with Alheimers) and Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos) gave the Sentinel Award on stage to Frank Valentini. GH actors Michelle Stafford (Nina Reeves) and Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) were also on hand.

They have done a great job of doing this on General Hospital so hopefully, they continue to tackle these tough stories.

The Mike Corbin & Sonny storyline on GH

If you have been watching General Hospital lately, this award was for the storyline between Mike Corbin and Sonny Corinthos. It has focused on how Mike is dealing with Alzheimer’s. He is still living at home with his son Sonny and daughter-in-law Carly Corinthos.

 

GH has been dealing with difficult situations. Recently they had to make the decision if Mike should continue to live with them or move into a home. He decided that going to a place kind of like a daycare during the day would be best for him so he will do that. This is an issue that sadly families have to deal with all the time because Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects so many people.

Mike Corbin has been getting the chance to be around his family again. He wasn’t close with Sonny Corinthos when this all started. But because of this disease, they have an amazing bond now. Mike had not seen Spencer Cassadine (Nicolas Bechtel) in a long time, so of course, GH will make sure that happens as well. This reunion is one fans will love.

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Mandy Robinson

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