Mar 29, 2012

You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t

This documentary might give persons outside the Alzheimer's community a better understanding of what it is like to be deeply forgetful and living with Alzheimer's disease.

Bob De Marco
  Alzheimer's Reading Room

A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of Alzheimer’s disease, You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t is the first documentary filmed exclusively in an Alzheimer’s care unit, told from the perspective of someone suffering from the disease.

This film is not about research, or families waxing nostalgic, this film is about one woman who is deeply forgetful and is living with Alzheimer's in a dementia memory care center. This is her life.

The film documentary airs nationally on PBS starting tonight, March 29, at 10 PM. However, I noticed the schedule does vary around the country.

To find out when it airs near you go to PBS, click on TV schedule, and then search this term -- Independent Lens. Independent Lens airs Thursday nights on many PBS member stations.

Go here to see the trailer and additional clips.

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room