A Choice to Live

147391Participants at this year’s LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Nashville were treated on Sunday evening to the premier showing of Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. A documentary of the legendary country artist’s life with Alzheimer’s disease, the venue and audience chosen for the premier could not have been more perfectly selected.

The film artistically yet with faithful realism explores the many emotions that Alzheimer’s disease evokes – in the individual afflicted, as well as those who share life with that person. It chronicles what began as a 3-week goodbye tour turned into a 151-show theatrical phenomenon that became much more about celebrating life in whatever form it humanly manifests than succumbing to the sadness and regret of disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is unique in its ability to impact loved ones of the individual having the disease while stealing away that person’s ability to understand or empathize with those feelings. Glen Campbell and his family determined in 2011 that they would use their shared experiences to help build greater awareness and understanding of the disease.

Nationwide screenings of the film are set to launch this weekend. Grab yourself a box of tissues and go see it.

Cheers,
  ~ Sparky

Comments

  1. Very cool. I got your web site link from a new Linked-In contact.

    I’m Elaine Pereira, author of the Award Winning, Best Selling memoir I Will Never Forget-A Daughter’s Story of Her Mother’s Arduous and Humorous Journey Through Dementia. My passion is to advance Alzheimer’s awareness through presentations, my book, articles, etc. Do you accept guest posts?

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