After watching the documentary The Genius of Marian Monday at 10 PM on PBS, join POV, filmmakers Banker White and Anna Fitch, film subject Ed White, Dr. Bruce Miller of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, and Alzheimer’s Association’s Susan Rowlett for a live conversation with viewers about the film and the new challenges of caregiving in America.
Join the chat on POV’s Google+ page on Tuesday, September 9, 1-2 PM ET from (10-11 AM PT).
The Genius of Marian is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family’s struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer’s disease. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer’s, life begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Her husband grapples with his role as it evolves from primary partner to primary caregiver. Pam’s adult children find ways to show their love and support while mourning the gradual loss of their mother. Her eldest son, Banker, records their conversations, allowing Pam to share memories of childhood and of her mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele, who had Alzheimer’s herself and died in 2001.
Let us know you’re coming, share with your friends, and get your questions in early by RSVPing on the Google+ event page. You can also leave your question as a comment on this post.
The Genius of Marian premieres on PBS stations on Monday, September 8, 2014, at 10 PM. (Check local listings). Watch it on POV’s website and mobile apps starting Tuesday, September 9, 2014, for a limited time. (U.S. only.)