In the Night I Remember Your Name

Posted March 1, 2023

A daughter chronicles her mother’s struggle to reconcile her faith as a pastor with her advancing Alzheimer’s.

My mother Joyce was a pastor who served her gay community lovingly for over 20 years. And then she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She slowly lost the very abilities that enabled her to serve. But through it all she maintained her faith in God, her desire to make a difference. So she asked me to produce a film about her experience—a message of hope to others living with the disease. “In the Night” is an intimate chronicle of my mother’s journey as she struggled to reconcile her faith with her advancing Alzheimer’s.

Featuring Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, “In the Night I Remember Your Name” is the story of a grandmother’s grief as she begins losing the very abilities her new granddaughter is learning. It is the story of a pastor’s relationship with God as she questions what is happening to her. It is a journey from anguish to acceptance. And in the end, it is a story of joy.

The creators of this documentary have generously included Cure Alzheimer’s Fund in their credits. To learn more about the documentary, please visit

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