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MU Center to Sponsor Screening
of Film on Alzheimer's Disease


Producer to introduce documentary at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in Bryant Auditorium, MU School of Medicine

The University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Center on Aging is sponsoring a preview screening and discussion of the film "You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't." The documentary captures the day-to-day experience of Lee Gorewitz, a woman living in an Alzheimer's care unit. The film is scheduled to air on PBS' Independent Lens series in March 2012.

The film's producer and director, Scott Kirschenbaum, will introduce his documentary and participate in a discussion following the viewing. The MU screening and discussion will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Room M105, the Lester Bryant Auditorium in the Medical Sciences Building on the MU campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia among older adults, affects parts of the brain that control thinking, remembering and making decisions. It can seriously impair a person's ability to complete daily activities. As many as 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's disease, and nearly half of those age 85 and older may have the disease.

The MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging is committed to the needs of the rapidly growing older adult population. Its mission is to enhance the health and well-being of elders through research, teaching and leadership in education.





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