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Lee Gorewitz, Subject of You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t: 1933–2012

We learned that Lee Gorewitz, the magnetic, philosophical, and feisty subject of last season’s film You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2012. In the film, Lee welcomed us into the confusing and sometimes joyous day-to-day of her life in an Alzheimer’s care facility, where … READ MORE

Grab a Bagel, Watch a Movie, Discuss Alzheimer’s With the Experts

Please join us this Sunday, April 1, at 10 PM PT/1 PM ET for a very special brunchtime online screening of the film You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t. This remarkable film looks at Alzheimer’s disease through the eyes of a patient — the funny, feisty, groovy, and poetic Lee … READ MORE

The Inner Pulse of Alzheimer’s

This week’s premiere of Scott Kirschenbaum’s You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t has prompted an outpouring of stories from our viewers about the devastating disease. We caught up with the composer of the film’s score, Nadia Shihab, to find out how she approached putting the story to music. Her violin-based … READ MORE

Alzheimer’s Stories: Going for Miles

The premiere of  You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t is tonight, March 29 (check local listings). This week, we’re presenting stories about Alzheimer’s from our staff, friends, and viewers. Today we bring you a story from our associate director of engagement and education. Going for Miles by Duong-Chi Do It’s been a … READ MORE

Alzheimer’s Stories: Hello, Goodbye

The premiere of  You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t is this Thursday, March 29 (check local listings). This week, we’re presenting stories about Alzheimer’s from our staff, friends, and viewers. Today we bring you a story from our managing editor. Hello, Goodbye by Brooke Shelby Biggs I started saying goodbye to … READ MORE

Making a Film About Alzheimer’s From the Patient’s P.O.V.

This week’s film, You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t, premieres Thursday, March 29 at 10 PM (check local listings). The film, by director Scott Kirschenbaum, is a portrait of Lee Gorewitz, a resident in the Alzheimer’s ward at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville, California. What is striking … READ MORE

Alzheimer’s Stories: Waltz with My Mother, by Jonatha Brooke

The premiere of You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t is this Thursday, March 29 (check local listings). Beginning today, we’re presenting stories about Alzheimer’s from our staff, friends, and viewers. Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke cared for her mother (a gifted poet and writer, as well) for more than two years as … READ MORE

We Want to Hear Your Alzheimer’s Stories

We’re gearing up for next week’s premiere of You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t, Scott Kirschenbaum’s gentle and funny portrait of Lee Gorewitz, a resident at a care facility for people with Alzheimer’s. For those of us who have family members coping with Alzheimer’s, it can also be refreshing to … READ MORE