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RADIO

‘Life is a Sacred Journey’

Weekly broadcast from Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay.   ASEB on the radio

 

VIDEO

‘A Day In The Life’

In the video project, “A Day In The Life”,  four older adults in San Francisco share the story of what “home” means to them. Video on YouTube.

 

READINGS

‘A Small World’

A novel by Swiss Author Martin Suter, a thriller involving a protagonist with Alzheimer’s.

‘Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry about Family Caregiving’

A collection edited by Carol Levine.

‘Logan’s Run’

A sci-fi novel by William Nolan.

‘Waiting at the Gate: Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home’

Articles about Drama Therapy with elders, edited by Susan L Sandel and David Read Johnson.

‘The World Without Us’

A wide-ranging exploration of what the world would be like without humans, by Alan Wiseman.

 

FEATURE FILMS

Amour

Georges and Anne are an elderly couple; Anne has a severe stroke and Georges struggles to care for her.

Away from Her

A couple’s marriage is tested by Alzheimer’s.

Harry and Tonto

An elderly widower and his cat travel across America in this road movie.

Iris

A movie that follows Iris Murdoch’s life and her affliction with Alzheimer’s. (IMDB plot summary)

The Savages

Two siblings deal with their aging father.

Still Alice

A moving portrayal of a professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

The Straight Story

An elderly man needs to see his brother but cannot drive a car, so he takes a tractor.

Strangers in Good Company

Eight women on a broken bus tell their stories from their lives.  A hybrid, sometimes called ‘Docufiction.’

Tokyo Story

Experiences of an aging couple visiting their children.

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

The Alzheimer’s Project

http://www.hbo.com/alzheimers/
A four-part documentary series, 15 short supplemental films, and a website.  From HBO, National Institute on Aging, and others.

Two documentary films by Frederick Wiseman:

The Last Letter

http://www.zipporah.com/films/3
Based on a chapter of Vasily Grossman’s novel Life and Fate.

Near Death

http://www.zipporah.com/films/11
About the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital.

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