FAMILY GUIDE: THE THINGS WE KEEP

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fading memories

Remembering important moments in your life is something we all do in different ways. We organize in pictures, smells, artwork, stories, objects, and more. When those memories fade, it can be a struggle to hold on to them. People with Alzheimer's may find it difficult to tell what is a memory and what is the present moment.

        Click here for more information about Alzheimer's

       Click here for more information about Alzheimer's

 
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how do you keep memories? Do you use a journal, a photo album, or something else?


Frederico Fellini and 8 1/2

Fellini's somewhat biographical film, 8 1/2, is about a director struggling to make a film. Our play, The Things We Keep, is about a director (very similar to Fellini), his somewhat biographical film, Nearly Nine, and his struggle to hold on his memories slipping away due to alzheimer's. Starting to see the connections? 

         click here to read more about  8 1/2

        click here to read more about 8 1/2

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do you remember these images from the play? they are originally from the film. talk about why they were important to the main character, Joe quinn.

 
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You can make a film about your life!

What would your autobiographical movie look like?

Start by making a storyboard here

Now you are ready to film it using a camera, smartphone, or tablet.