In recent years, depictions of dementia on the stage and screen have become increasingly common. On February 20, 2014, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund president and CEO Tim Armour appeared on WGBH News to discuss art and Alzheimer’s disease. He was joined by WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen to talk about a recent play, “Absence“, which tells the story of a woman living with dementia through her own eyes. Armour and Bowen also discuss “A Place Called Pluto“, a short film depicting the daily thoughts and struggles of a Cape Cod journalist suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Tim provides an expert opinion on the state of Alzheimer’s research, and comments on how these artistic depictions of the disease can be just as helpful in furthering our understanding as work done in a lab.