Reminiscing at the movies

Nostalgia is nothing new on the big screen. But in a plot twist, theatergoers will reminisce as part of a joint effort to engage people with dementia.

Elder Care Alliance presents “Movie Moments at the Vogue,” a historic theater in San Francisco. Volunteers will prompt audience members to remember long-term memories and raise self-awareness through classic film clips.

“This experience provides care partners, healthcare professionals and loved ones an opportunity to see participants in a new light—as individuals who can contribute to their life experiences and wisdom,” said Adriene Iverson, CEO of Elder Care Alliance, in a press release. “This illustrates Elder Care’s vision of reducing the stigma surrounding dementia by bringing about culture change.”

The event is offered through a partnership with California Pacific Medical Center’s Ray Dolby Brain Health Center and the Alzheimer’s Association – Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter. The event is also supported by the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation, Vogue Theatre and Creative Aging San Francisco.

The free community event will screen from 10 a.m. to noon May 23. Pre-registration is required.


Topics: Alzheimer's/Dementia