This short documentary provides a glimpse into the life of Pam White, the filmmaker's mother, who has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. Her condition affects her husband and son greatly, but it also emphasizes the strength in her marriage.
Banker White is the creator of this film and a full-length documentary, The Genius of Marian, which also focuses on his family and his mother's struggle with Alzheimer's.
Read Banker's op ed in the New York Times about ‘A Marriage to Remember’.
Gail Matthews is author of Did I Die?, a book written to help caregivers enrich the quality of life of Alzheimer's patients.
Reporter Greg O'Brien is determined to document his struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's. This film is directed by Steve James and was created as part of David Shenk's "Living With Alzheimer's" series.
The Genius of Marian follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease as her son, the filmmaker, documents her struggle to hang on to a sense of self.
"The Genius of Marian" follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Her son, the filmmaker, works with her as she attempts to write a book that tributes her mother, the artist Marian Steele. As Pam's family comes together to support her, they must also prepare for the new reality that Alzheimer's brings. The film is a powerful work of art with many visual textures, interweaving observational film making with Super 8 family movies, Marian's paintings and old photographs.
When author David Shenk wrote The Forgetting, Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic, he gave us the big picture of Alzheimer's disease. His latest project, "Living With Alzheimer's", a series of four short films created with funding from the MetLife Foundation and in partnership with Cure Alzheimer's Fund, brings us to the personal level.
In his heyday, Professor Charles K. Kao was a pioneer in the field of fiber optics. In 2009 he was honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics. Today, at age 79, Kao no longer is able to read or speak, because he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
As hard as life is for Gwen Kao, his wife for more than 50 years and primary caregiver, she created The Charles K. Kao Foundation in his honor to raise awareness for the disease and educate the public about what can be done.
Dr. Cathy Greenblat hasn’t always been a photographer, but she has always followed her heart. Before taking early retirement from Rutgers University, where she was a sociology professor for 35 years, she took a sabbatical in the spring of 2001 and made a decision that ultimately would change her life.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has received many questions about the value of coconut oil in combatting Alzheimer’s. We’ve asked Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., to respond to these inquiries generically, knowing that a) there is currently no peer-reviewed clinical research available regarding efficacy of coconut oil in treating or preventing Alzheimer’s, and b) every personal situation and experience is unique. Rudy has agreed to provide his perspective on this, given those two giant caveats.
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