Film on Alzheimer’s will be screened May 23

What does a family do when a parent shouldn’t be living alone anymore? How do you convince someone the time has come for a different, more protective environment? Adult children faced with parents who have Alzheimer’s can feel lost and helpless.

I Love You, a film by Lawrence  Apple, vice president of The Greens at Cannondale,   shows  how a daughter and granddaughter of an 84-year- old mother with Alzheimer’s can learn, by trial and error, how to deal with frustration, difficult behavior, and hard choices. Based on true life, the film shows how caring communication can be restored with knowledge and patience. The film is totally honest, sad, funny, real.

After the film, there will be a discussion dealing with specific ways to understand what has changed and how to utilize the best techniques to reduce conflict and maintain affection. The discussion will be led by Eleonora Tornatore-Mikesh, executive director of the Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The free, private screening of I Love You is Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Film and discussion are an extension of The Greens Spring Community Health Series.

Please RSVP to 203-761-1191. The Greens is at 435 Danbury Road.