KCTS 9 set to screen “Wandering” at Majestic Bay Theatre tomorrow

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KCTS 9 is hosting a screening of their new documentary Wandering at Majestic Bay Theatre (2044 NW Market St) tomorrow at 10 a.m. The documentary explores the high incidence of wandering by people who are faced with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Wandering shares personal experiences and looks at several cases to examine this serious problem faced by many individuals, families and communities here in Washington State. The documentary also poses many important questions about more that could be done to save lives of people who are faced with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

According to the documentary, six in ten people with dementia will wander. A person with Alzheimer’s may forget their name and even become disorientated in familiar plaes. Although wandering among people facing these diseases is dangerous, there are strategies that individuals and communities can use to help prevent it.

Tomorrow’s screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts in field including:

  • Joanne Maher – Director of Programs and Services at the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Dr Kristoffer Rhoads – Clinical neuro-psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders
  • Myriam Marquez – retired attorney and public defender, and the first diagnosed individual to serve on the Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors
  • Carl Leon – King County Search and Rescue Volunteer who has been a volunteer for nearly 25 years and has participated for several years in a specialized program for tracking/finding missing dementia patients and autistic children.

The documentary will premier on KCTS 9 and KYVE 47 Monday, July 22, at 9:00 p.m, repeating Sunday, July 28 at 10:30 p.m. and Monday, July 29, at 11:00 p.m.

Tomorrow’s screening event is free, however space is limited. If you are interested in attending email outreach@kcts9.org or call (800) 930-6060. To find out more about the event click here.

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