Three UAB students created a documentary about Alzheimer’s Disease as part of their media class project. The poignant film is titled, “If I Can’t Recall Your Name.” I was honored to be one of 2 clinicians interviewed by them, along with some dementia activists and a person with dementia. Their work deserves its own page on my blog. Click here to view.
Dr. Rita Jablonski
Rita Jablonski, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FGSA is a nurse practitioner, researcher, tenured professor, and former family caregiver. Her research and practice involve all aspects of dementia management; she is best known for non-drug strategies to address dementia-related behaviors.
As a full time caregiver for my husband Carlos for the past 6 years I find Adult Day Centers to be a lifesaver. I really enjoyed watching the presentation. This has to be discussed more in our culture. There isn’t enough info and education out there. This helped show what Adult Day Centers do.
The gentleman featured with dementia could have been my husband. You would never know to look at him. He still maintains his sense of humor and ability to participate in things happening in the “now” but his memory is completely gone. He was diagnosed at age 55 and is currently 62. He was a CEO and got his MBA at age 50 and was #1 in his class. He goes to a similar program to CARES in Orlando called the Brain Fitness Club. It is a lifesaver for him and me. God bless all those on this journey.