Dementia Film Series at All Four Phoenix MorningStars

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MorningStar at Arcadia’s  comprehensive memory care includes not only providing the best care for our Reflections Neighborhood residents but also includes extending our care to their families.   We know that Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can be extremely difficult for everyone involved, which is why we strive to help our families better understand and cope with the disease.

At all of our MorningStar properties, we partner with the Alzheimer’s Association and help raise fund and awareness of the disease through participation in their annually sponsored activities.  Additionally over the next couple of months, we will be hosting MorningStar’s Dementia Film Series, which is designed to pull back the curtain and provide a deeper understanding of the disease.

Our community is one of four MorningStar properties in the Phoenix area that is simulcasting  the series, which is hosted by Melissa Dillon, our Director of Programing and Dementia Care.  Our first film was the Glen Campbell: I’ll BE Me documentary.  The poignant film chronicles the country music icon’s remarkable career, his 2011 Alzheimer’s diagnosis, final tour and and his farewell to fans.  If you did not get the chance to see it with us, we recommend you look for it elsewhere as it both moving and enlightening.

On Thursday, May 24th we will feature the film Still Alice, a 2014 independent drama based on Lisa Genova’s 2007 bestselling novel of the same name.  The film stars Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a linguistics professor diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease who struggles to stay connected to who she was as she starts losing words and hence her identity to Alzheimer’s.  The movie is one hour and forty minitues long.

The last film in the series is 60 Minutes: Alzheimer’s in the Family.  The TV presentation  examines a  Medellin, Colombia family that may provide crucial clues in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.  The large, extended family has many members afflicted with a rare genetic mutation that causes early onset Alzheimer’s.

Each event starts at 10 AM with the film first, then a Q & A session, followed by lunch.   As space is limited, we ask that you RSVP to MorningStar at Arcadia.  Also if you are interested, please contact us to set up a tour of our beautiful assisted living and memory care community.

MorningStar at Arcadia’s distinct mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other senior living options.  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve.  Set in a warm, loving environment with exceptional architecture and resort-style amenities, MorningStar at Arcadia invites you to schedule a tour or give us a call to learn more about the best Phoenix area assisted living community.

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