DETERMINED Part of the Green Bay Film Festival

We are proud to announce DETERMINED ( has been selected to be part of the Green Bay Film Festival. DETERMINED will be available to watch on your favorite device from February 1 to April 4th. Information on tickets is available here: Zoom Talk Back EventAfter watching DETERMINED, you may have reactions, questions or comments for the cast or […]

The Isthmus Reviews DETERMINED

DETERMINED is a feature story this week in The Isthmus (Wisconsin’s alt-weekly newspaper). Reporter Catherine Capellaro goes in-depth about the film’s origins, the filmmakers, the research subjects featured in the film, and the storyline. 

We Have a First Trailer!

We are pleased to announce that DETERMINED will have its official world premiere at DOCUTAH the first week of November! It’s an in-person festival, with masks and spacing, in some amazing theaters. We are deeply grateful to every one of the people in our film, to the indefatigable crew, and to our supporters – ALL […]

What Are Your Father’s Stories?

Father’s Day is a day for sons and daughters everywhere to honor their fathers. One of the best ways to do this is to listen to their fathers’ stories — the good and the not-so-good — and to pass them on. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, it is important to hear those stories […]

Raw Science Film Festival Announces 2020 Films

The Raw Science Film Festival named DETERMINED as an Official Selection and Finalist in its 2020 Festival! We are excited to be selected and grateful to everyone who has supported us on the journey to make this film! The mission of the LA-based festival is to “humanize science and bring fact-based experts to the forefront of popular […]

No Visitors Allowed

Jane, 90, has Alzheimer’s disease and lives in a community based residential facility in Milwaukee. In March, one patient there tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized. On March 13, the federal government restricted all nursing home visits after President Trump declared a national emergency. Jane’s facility banned all visitors, and she was abruptly cut […]

Investing in Women’s Brain and Mental Health

“Right now, artificial intelligence (AI) is limited by a lack of diversity and training data leading to built-in assumptions that lean towards a white male perspective. When women and other diverse groups get involved, the full potential of AI to help all humans can be unleashed” said Sophia the Advanced Humanoid Robot at the recent […]

With Gratitude on Mother’s Day

My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the spring of 2001. My father called me earlier in the year saying she was having trouble completing her sentences – she could not remember the words she wanted to use. I made the 40 minute trip to visit and saw for myself. We knew something was wrong, […]

Partnering with Diverse Communities in Research: It Can Work!

It can be daunting to wrap your head around a national statistic about Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) when those stats on death include your family. Although their deaths occurred in 2016 and 2018, my parents are a part of these rising projections, particularly for African-Americans. According to the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s […]

Eulogy for Mom

At Mom’s 90th birthday party, when asked to say a few words, she ended her comments with the thought, “I’m especially glad that I know I am me.” Mom’s struggle with dementia was escalating and this was her declarative statement that she was very much a part of the battle that was raging in her […]