The Lookingglass Theatre production is the world premier of the adaptation by Christine Dunford, who holds a PhD in performance studies from Northwestern University. In the story, Professor Alice Howland is a neuroscientist who is at the peak of her career when her own mind begins to falter with the early on-set of Alzheimer’s disease. Fiercely independent, she battles to preserve her way of life, even as confusion clouds her thinking and her memory begins to fail.
Sunday, April 28 at 4:30pm
Living and Learning: A long and complicated journey begins with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. This panel will look at the latest understanding of the disease, what the most recent research tells us, and where current trends in both science and care are leading.
- Sandra Weintraub, PhD (Northwestern)
- Jay Gottfried, MD, PhD (Northwestern)
- Stephanie Herro (Alzheimer's Association)
Living and Changing: It's a given that people with Alzheimer's disease can expect changes to occur. But what is the range of changes to body and mind, at what rate, and what are some adaptive responses? What kinds of care have mitigated some of these changes for both those with the disease and those around them?
- Mary O'Hara, LCSW (Northwestern)
- Sheila Chapman (Caregiver)
Alzheimer's Disease and Family Challenges: Negotiating the changes in family dynamics and preserving a sense of self. A diagnosis of dementia can be viewed as a family illness, creating changes for all members of the family. This panel will explore the psychological and social challenges expressed by families and some of the strategies employed for resolution.
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For more information on Alzheimer’s care and research at Northwestern, visit the CNADC website or call 312-926-0780 to find a physician.