Monster in the Mind
A Movie Screening
Winner of the prestigious Golden Owl Prize for best science documentary, Bergen University's International Film Festival, Norway, 2016.
"A masterful dissection of Alzheimer's, bringing drama, fact, hope and wise advice for all of us." - Dr. George Perry, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
"It does for Alzheimer's what Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth did for global warming." -- Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University
"Fantastic, super important and hilarious. I love it."--
Dr. Margaret Lock, McGill University, author," The Alzheimer Conundrum."
"Awesome!"-- Dr. Claudia Kawas, Professor of Neurology, University of California, Irvine
Thirty years ago, medical journalist Jean Carper made a CNN documentary about Alzheimer’s disease. Back then, it was predicted that a treatment for the condition would be found within 30 years. Carper, who is over 80 now, carries the gene found in people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She decides to travel the world to see how the research is progressing. She interviews scientists and other experts and undergoes all kinds of tests to find out what her chances are of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Carper tackles this thorny topic head on, but with a sense of perspective. Footage from film archives and old B-movies helps illustrate the extent to which our ideas about the condition are dominated by exaggerated fears, not to mention unrealistic expectations about what medical science can do.
Bold, brilliant, original, upbeat, award-winning, unlike any other documentary on Alzheimer's, it reveals the exaggerated fear, untruths and misconceptions that trap us into believing that dementia is a genetically driven epidemic that we can do little to avoid.
Proving that belief wrong is the core message of this brutally honest, entertaining, even funny, inspiring, and visionary documentary. You will never see Alzheimer's the same way after seeing Monster in the Mind.
Event Date & Time: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Event Location: Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie-Hall Drive, Bentley, WA
Registrations Open: 13th Feb 18 12:00 AM
Registrations Close: 13th Mar 18 12:00 PM
Places Available: 156
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Concession/Student (Member): FREE
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