This is a story about a Vermont family's experience living with an elderly member's progressive dementia. It is told in a series of interview segments and dinner conversations among the story's three characters, Gregory Sharrow, his husband Bob Hooker, and Greg's mother Marjorie. The story explores the relationship with a son and son-in-law whose names Marjorie can't remember. It addresses the question, what happens to love when there is no more memory? There is no narration in the story. Brooklyn musician Karinne Keithley created music for the story. For more about Karinne Keithley, go to: http://www.fancystitchmachine.org/ Thanks to Rob Rosenthal for his mentorship during the production of this piece.
After the Forgetting was produced by Erica Heilman. Brooklyn musician Karinne Keithley created music for the program. Special thanks to Rob Rosenthal for his mentorship during the production of this piece.
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Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia
by: Jolene Brackey 2008
Learn to focus not on the moments lost, but on moments created with loved ones.
Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia
by: James R. Dowling, Dowling, Nancy L. Mace 1995
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