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NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

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November 18th 2014:Angel's Perch: Caregiving, Loss, and Grief

Angel’s Perch is a movie about an Alzheimer-related crisis, a son who unexpectedly becomes a caregiver, and the choice between accepting this new reality or yielding to the demands of a growing business. The movie brings the viewer into the type of dilemma faced by caregivers who must turn away from the life they have been building in order to manage the fading life of someone they have loved. In the process, they must face their own personal losses and disappointments. Join the movie’s co-producers JT Arbogast and Kimberly Dilts, with discussion by author Howard Gruetzner and learn more ab

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JT Arbogast

Prior to arriving in Los Angeles, J.T. spent four years as the Associate Director of the critically acclaimed National Comedy Theatre in New York, of which he was also an original cast member. In addition to his work as Assoc. Director at NCT, J.T. served as a lead facilitator for WITS Teambuilding, an improv comedy based corporate training program. In 2008, J.T. also produced a highly successful production of Love Jerry as a part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (4 Best of Fest awards and 3 Talkin' Broadway Summer Citation Awards). Film/T.V.: When In Rome, "30 Rock", "Puppy Love", "Office 2010: The Movie" (web). Theatre: Midsummer Night's Dream, Metamorphoses, Mr. Kolpert, The Spi
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Kimberly Dilts

Kimberly Dilts is a producing artist who works as an actor, director, choreographer, writer, and teacher. After completing Angel's Perch, Kim plans to further develop her three feature-length scripts with her partner J.T., shoot some comedy shorts, and finally learn French. Past projects include producing, writing and performing in a tour of Abby & June, a two-person play about travel and identity, and producing and performing in Mr. Kolpert, a black comedy about suburban alienation. As a theatre director, she assistant-directed The Revenger?s Tragedy (Off-B'way), and has frequently collaborated with director Elena Araoz to create visually stimulating physical theatre that has graced stag
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Howard Gruetzner

Howard Gruetzner is the author of one of the well known books on Alzheimer's caregiving: Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Guide and Sourcebook, John Wiley and Sons, New York. First published in 1988, the third edition of this popular book was published in August of 2001. It has been translated into German, Italian and most recently, Chinese. He has worked in the area of Clinical Gerontology for over 33 years with special interests in Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias, identifying early brain impairment and adaptation to impairment (MCI), caregiving and coping, geriatric depression, psychological trauma and complicated forms of bereavement. In March 2003 he became the Director of the fir
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