Though all of us 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 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 and on Amazon Prime. 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 capturing the stories of nine families, we trust this documentary will begin a national conversation that encourages awareness, understanding, and acceptance.
A DVD set is available with the documentary and 13 supplemental features. This set is also available with Spanish subtitles.
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