The Alzheimer’s Association hosts the screening of the community forum “Disconcerted” | News
The National Capital Region Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host a free screening of the award-winning short film “Perplexed“, followed by a virtual community forum on Thursday, January 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“Bewildered”, directed by Gregor Wilson and starring Keith David and Maria Howell, depicts the journey of world-renowned husband-and-wife jazz singers – Joseph and Sara Honoré – from the peak of their careers and marriages, in the turmoil and anxiety caused by Joseph’s descent into madness. Befriended by a young carer and a gifted musician, Joseph is helped to recall deep-seated musical memories, which provide a desperately needed connection to his beloved wife.
“Bewildered is an impactful short film about how music can connect people with dementia and their family members,” said Ben Donnelly, Alzheimer’s Association Programs and Services Volunteer and Manager, Chapter of the National Capital Region. “This is an important message of hope. And we hope that this virtual screening and community forum will lead to positive discussions and increased awareness of this disease and all those affected by it.”
A community forum to discuss dementia and caregiving through the power of music will follow the film. Attendees will hear from and discuss with experts in caregiving associated with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, aging and other related areas of caregiving as they discuss resources provided by several organizations and local aging departments throughout the community.
Registration for the screening and the virtual meeting is mandatory. To learn more and record, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org/nca.