The Alzheimers project : A natural experiment in fully-challenged aging. Strangers among us: A play about love and time and memory.

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Date created: 
1998
Keywords: 
gerontology
aging
aged
Canada
British Columbia
Alzheimers Disease
AD
Dementia
Dementias
Mental disorders
Mental health
Mental illness
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This report was commissioned by the Western Gold Theatre Society to examine audience response to the play "Strangers among us: A play about love and time and memory." The primary purpose of the project was to serve as a catalyst for I bringing Alzheimers Disease forward for discussion and exploration. Specific objectives were: (1) To showcase fully-challenged senior actors, thus attacking the myths and stereotypes of declining ability with age; (2) To educate the public about Alzheimers Disease, i.e., to demystify the disease, thus reducing fear; (3) To raise public awareness of the impact of the disease on its victims and their families; (4) To provide a healing experience for those touched by the disease and to share the burden of care; and (5) To entertain.

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English
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Book
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