An award winning documentary selected by American Public Television
Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
For those offering dementia-related CE and programming, Rush University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago has developed an amazing set of two DVDs that explores the impact that younger onset Alzheimer’s has on the affected person and their family.
Narrated by Celebrity Chef and Supermodel B. Smith and her husband, the documentary is being shown on PBS stations across the country. In addition to adding these DVDs to your circulating collections, librarians might consider using the DVDs as the basis for a program open to the public on this important topic… or for staff training. There are no restrictions on its use.
Alzheimer’s disease is an important topic for many who visit your library. Though all will likely know someone with Alzheimer’s disease, the illness makes many uncomfortable, uneasy or unsure how to help. This documentary Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer’ Disease brings to life the often untold experiences of living with Alzheimer’s disease in mid-life: the isolation, the adjustments, and the healing power of community. The powerful stories, shared by the families in this documentary, help others on the same journey to know they are not alone and show that all of us have an important role in supporting those living with Alzheimer’s disease.
No one should have to experience Alzheimer’s disease alone. Members of the Chicago-based Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Support Group, Without Warning, know the importance of community and helped create Too Soon to Forget. Selected by American Public Television, Too Soon to Forget is currently being broadcast nationally on PBS. Our narrators, Celebrity Chef and Supermodel B. Smith and her husband Dan Gasby, also share their personal experiences of life with younger onset Alzheimer's disease. By sharing their stories, the families involved hope this documentary will begin a national conversation that encourages awareness, understanding, and acceptance.
For information on the documentary, visit www.toosoontoforget.net
The first DVD contains the documentary plus two supplemental features, in all almost 80 minutes of content. The second DVD contains 11 supplemental features, each about 10 minutes in length, which explore in greater detail information raised in the documentary.
There are no restrictions on the use of both DVDs. The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center created the program to be a resource. They can be used in the home, for community groups, support groups or staff training or anyway that is helpful.
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