Will I Be Next? offered a screening of a short work-in-progress clip at the 30th Annual Wisconsin Network Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. The 3-day conference at the Wisconsin Dells saw an overall attendance of over 900 people, and offered 40+ break-out workshops. 78 people attended the sneak peek screening and feedback session led by producer Therese Barry-Tanner and Alzheimer’s nurse/sound person Amy Kruep. One of the film’s main characters, Karen McElwee Lloyd, responded to questions from workshop participants.
“I’m excited to see the whole documentary,” wrote a participant. “It was informative and let viewers see how Alzheimer’s doesn’t just affect the person with it, but also the family.”
“Emotional. Hopeful,” wrote another. “The film personalizes the struggle families go through day to day in caring for loved ones. Often Alzheimer’s is behind closed doors – – unless you are in it, it is hidden from view.”
“I feel the people involved in this study are very brave.”
“(I feel) empowered to take control of my life through exercise and diet. Proud of the participants in the WRAP study for not giving up. . .”
“. . .motivated to take better care of myself by exercising – – no more excuses! I don’t want my children/grandchild to experience that type of caregiver hell!”
These, along with much more feedback and insights will be useful in the continued filming and editing of the story. The team thanks all who attended and contributed.