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Boise State’s Center for the Study of Aging Hosts Alzheimer’s Documentary and Caregiver Resources

Poster of you're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don'tThe Center for the Study of Aging will host a unique documentary about living with Alzheimer’s Disease and a post-film panel discussion regarding caregiver resources on March 4 at 6pm in the Boise State University Special Events Center.

A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness, “You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t,” is the first documentary filmed exclusively in a unit specifically for care of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and the first told from the perspective of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. It is a touching account of Lee Gorewitz’s life, her penetrating ruminations and charismatic vitality. Here is the journey of a woman who will not let us forget her – even as she struggles to remember herself. The film originally aired on PBS’ Emmy award-winning series “Independent Lens.”

The film screening will be followed by an insightful panel discussion about the state of Alzheimer’s research, treatment interventions and community resources available for caregivers. There will be a brief question and answer period afterwards. Community resources for caregivers will also be on display.

Invited Panelists Include:

  • Moderator: J Bates, T.V. Weekend News Anchor
  • Scott Kirschenbaum, Director/Producer of “You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t”
  • Troy Rohn, Alzheimer’s Researcher, Boise State University
  • Abhilash Desai, Director, Idaho Memory & Aging Center
  • Elke Shaw-Tulloch, Administrator, Division of Public Health, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
  • MacKenzie Rodgers, Executive Director, Greater Idaho Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association

Free parking is available in the Lincoln Garage. For more information about the Boise State event, contact Mike Berlin at mikeberlin@boisestate.edu. For more information about the film, visit facebook.com/yourelooking.

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