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Alzheimer’s Film, Panel Discussion at Athens-Clarke County Library


It is estimated that as many as 5.4 million Americans may have Alzheimer's disease. Athens-Clarke County Library’s Reflecting, Sharing, Learning, in conjunction with BOOM Athens Magazine and AARP Georgia, are pleased to present "Away From Her," a film that depicts a man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease, and who faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

The film, released in 2006, was nominated for two academy awards, and was a winner at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, among many others.

The movie will be followed by a panel discussion on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease, and how it impacts families. After the discussion there will be a reception with refreshments in Multipurpose Room C.

This program is Saturday, Feb. 3 from  2:00pm  to 4:00pm and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.athenslibrary.org/rslathens or www.meetup.com/BoomAthens-Meetup/ or call the Athens-Clarke County Library at (706) 613-3650, extension 343. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.