The Sum Total of Our Memory: Facing Alzheimer’s Together

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Film type: Short
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Genre: Documentary
Film Length: 57min

Showtimes: Thursday, April 14 2016 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Short Synopsis: An ode to memory: Three couples affected by a partner’s recent diagnosis of Early Alzheimer’s come to terms with their changing roles. Prominent Alzheimer’s medical experts offer their perspectives on diagnosis, the nature of the disease, helpful attitudes in caring for loved ones affected by the disease, stigma, support for caregivers, clinical trials, and overall healthcare concerns. This film is a primer for anyone who is curious about Alzheimer’s or who wishes to learn more about coping skills from both sides of the fence: caregiver and patient. The film also advocates for more funding for Alzheimer’s research, a warning about the tsunami of aging baby boomers who will be overwhelming the health care system with dementia, and the health risks to caregivers who must care for their loved ones.


Barbara Klutinis

Barbara Klutinis

Barbara Klutinis

Main Cast:
Joel Panzer
Janet Panzer
Christine Paterson
Bob Paterson
Kathy Van Fleet
Andy Woerheide
Dr. Adam Boxer
Dr. Bruce Miller
Dr. Katherine Madison
Caitlin Morgan

List of Accolades\Awards::

Beaufort International Film Festival; Beaufort, SC; February 14, 2014
* “A World Without Purple” Award for Alzheimer’s Awareness
-43rd Marin County International Festival of Short Film and Video;
Marin County, CA; Honorable Mention
-NOVA International Film Festival; Fairfax,
VA; to be April 17, 2015
*Winner Jury Award
2015 Canada International Film Festival; Vancouver,
British Columbia; April 2015
*Royal Reel Award; Documentary Feature Competition
-Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival; Eureka Springs,
Arkansas; April 2015 *Bronze Award for Documentary
-International Film Festival for Women,
Social Issues, and Zero Discrimination; Jakarta, Indonesia; *Gold Award April 2015
-12th Annual Tupelo Film Festival;
Tupelo, Mississippi; April 2015 *Winner Best Feature Documentary