Living with Alzheimer’s

On September 9, 2013 by Lori Z

boak-stills-2-770x510A new case of Alzheimer’s emerges every four seconds, and by 2050, 1 in 85 people globally will be affected the disease. It is a growing epidemic without a cure and we are still learning a lot about what causes it to develop. Four award-winning filmmakers explored the effects of this insidious disease and discovered rich stories of adaptation and perseverance, which were all brought together to create the Living with Alzheimer’s project.

Indiewire wrote an article on the project, which you can find here, and we are screening it at our theater on Thursday, September 12, followed by a panel discussion with caregiver Bessie Ford (her husband appears in the film), Rina Bellamy, director of My Second Home/Family Services of Westchester, and series creator/executive producer David Shenk. Then join us upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery for a reception catered by Table Local Market.

Our Living with Alzheimer’s event is part of “Community Matters,” a series dedicated to generating discussion and activism around topics that affect us locally, including health, environment, education, housing, and energy. Sponsored by the Westchester Community Foundation.

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