The Alzheimer's Project | Film Event at the Blue Mouse Theater

 

The Alzheimer's Project | HOPEless Film Event
at the Blue Mouse Theater 

One in every eight people over 65 has Alzheimer’s. Over half of all families are touched by Alzheimer’s. While many think it is simply part of the aging process, it is not. Alzheimer’s is a disease and we have yet to find a cure. As this rising epidemic touches so many families, we must change the way we think of Alzheimer’s, educate ourselves, and speak candidly about our experience. While there is no cure for the disease, The Alzheimer's Project shows there is now genuine reason to be optimistic about the future.

HBO, in partnership with the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association has created a four-part series of documentary films called, “The Alzheimer’s Project”. The Films include: "The Memory Loss Tapes", "Caregivers" as well as, “Grandma Do You Know Who I Am?”, and “Momentum in Science”.  

This Saturday, February 16th 2013 the Blue Mouse Theater in Tacoma, will be showing two of the documentary films:

  1. “The Memory Loss Tapes”: This documentary profiles seven people living with the disease, each in an advancing state of dementia across the full spectrum of the progression of the disease.
  2. “Caregivers”: Caregivers is a collection of five portraits, each of which highlights the sacrifices and successes of people experiencing their loved one's gradual descent into dementia.

The films are free and resources and community members will be present to help families understand the progression of Alzheimer’s and where to find help in Pierce County.

HOPEless EVENT DETAILS:

Feb 16, 2013 | Blue Mouse Theater : : 2611 North Proctor | Tacoma, WA 98407 | Get Directions 
10am-2pm ( doors open at 9:30am) : : The event is free, but seating is limited. Please call to RSVP (253) 798-8787

Click the link below to view the event flyer from Pierce County Community Connection http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/16940

If you are unable to make the event on Saturday, you can also view all four documentary films on the HBO Alzheimer’s Project website. Click the link to choose from four films: http://www.hbo.com/alzheimers/the-films.html

 

If a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other Dementias it can be difficult for families to know where to begin. From educating yourself, to creating a logistical plan, to managing care and making emotional decisions, it can be overwhelming. You have Sound Options for care in the Puget Sound.

We offer Professional Geriatric Care Management to guide and educate families and set up a plan of care that will adapt to the changing needs of your loved one. We can also provide Alzheimer’s support through our In-Home Care services. Compassionate caregivers are equipped to assist and communicate with loved ones with dementia and provide the day-to-day help needed to navigate their changing world. Knowing you are not alone and asking for help are half the battle. 

 

Published on February 11, 2013.