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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

National Alzheimer Day Film Discussion

Yesterday, my post on our discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad dealt with the issue of Alzheimer's.  By sure coincidence, this week also marks World Alzheimer Day--Friday, September 21st.

In Chicago, the day is being marked by a screening of the film, I Remember Better When I Paint (trailer embedded below).  Here are the details:

The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC) of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is hosting a screening of I Remember Better When I Paint on World Alzheimer’s Day 2012. 
Friday, September 21, 2012 
The screening is followed by a panel discussion on the benefits of creative arts interventions. 
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center303 E. Superior Street
Hughes Auditorium
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Space is limited and online registration is required.
For more information, visit the CNADC website.
You can also click here or here for more details.

This film was co-directed by a family friend and she wanted me to especially let all the librarians out there know about the screening and discussion.  Many of us at the public library deal with older patrons and memory problems are an issue with this population.  I can see many programming opportunities and partnerships to enrich our senior population's lives here.

I unfortunately have to be at work all day on Friday and can't make it, but if you are downtown near Northwestern, you should try to join them,  And please, pass this on.

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