Latchis Theatre marks World Alzheimer’s Day with a film and a community discussion

BRATTLEBORO — In recognition of World Alzheimer's Day, Thursday, Sept. 21, the Latchis Theatre will be a participating venue in the statewide premiere of the new documentary Keys Bags Names Words, a film directed by Cynthia Stone about people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias who share stories of heartbreak and hope in aging.

Keys Bags Names Words will be screened at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The Alzheimer's Association Vermont Chapter, AARP of Vermont, Vermont Department of Health, Community of Vermont Elders, Cathedral Square, and SASH (Support and Services at Home) have partnered to present this event. This powerful new film explores the ways people can protect their brain health, connect with loved ones, and live a higher quality of life, even after diagnosis.

Keys Bags Names Words is a "quirky and inspiring" lens, say organizers, portraying stories of both the personal and global impacts of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, while following a cohort of young scientists and artists from around the world as they harness every aspect of creativity, humor, and compassion to lead the way toward hope and resilience.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m., with an opportunity to visit community resource tables. The movie is at 7 p.m., followed by a community conversation. To join in, RSVP to or call 802-440-1881.

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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