Life Changes with Filippo with Filippo Voltagio with guest, Jacqueline Marcell, a caregiver!
Much has been written and said to the effect that Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can steal away people’s intellectual processes, leaving them dependent on others. And this dialogue has translated into its becoming a greatly-feared diagnosis. Well, Alzheimer’s might impair the memory of those who are living with it and it might also slow some of their mental processes. But interestingly enough, it might simultaneously work to make them more creative.
The guests for this show include: Jacqueline Marcell was a caregiver for her difficult elderly father and sweet ailing mother, both with Alzheimer's which went undiagnosed for over a year. Her first book 'Elder Rage', evolved out of his experience and years later it is still required reading at numerous universities and considered for a film.
This show draws connections between aging and creativity. Actually, people can become creative - attuned to sounds and shapes - as they age. And that can happen even if they are living with dementia. It is simply a matter of bringing these hidden talents out into the open.