Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. This powerful documentary illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.
“Dementia Friendly Tempe has coordinated a public viewing event of the documentary to bring together people who are impacted by this devastating disease,” said Mayor Mark Mitchell, whose mother has dementia. “It can be a great comfort to know you are not alone in this.”
After watching documentary, attendees can participate in a half-hour question and answer session with medical professionals from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and the Alzheimer’s Association, Southwest Chapter.
As an alternative participation for people living with memory loss, there will be a 90-minute discussion and activities program that runs concurrently with the documentary viewing event.
Dementia Friendly America and Dementia Friends USA partnered with PBS to launch Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, which premieres on Arizona PBS on January 25 and repeats over several days (for a schedule, go to www.azpbs.org).
More on the program can be found at http://www.pbs.org/tpt/alzheimers-every-minute-counts/home/?WT.mc_id=enews2017_01_19.
Dementia Friendly Tempe, a city of Tempe program, is a member of the DFA Network. More information about Dementia Friendly Tempe is available at www.tempe.gov/dft.
Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Friendship Village, Skirm Auditorium, 2645 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282
3 to 4 p.m. – view PBS documentary: Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts
4 to 4:30 p.m. – Q & A with medical professionals knowledgeable about dementia-related diseases
3 to 4:30 p.m. – alternative participation program for people living with memory loss
Register by calling 602-839-6850 (drop ins are welcomed)