Wandering: Screening and Panel Discussion
Join us for a screening of Wandering followed by a panel discussion. Free event. Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.930.6060.
Six in 10 people with dementia will wander. A person with Alzheimer's may not remember his or her name or address, and can become disoriented, even in familiar places. Wandering among people with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and services to help prevent it.
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About the documentary:
KCTS 9 and InvestigateWest have partnered to explore the high incidence of wandering by people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Examining several cases and hearing personal stories, Wandering is a look at this serious problem in Washington state. Can we do more to save lives? A KCTS 9 production in association with InvestigateWest. The documentary premieres 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.
Meet the panelists:
Joanne Maher, MSW, earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington and has over 17 years of professional experience working with diverse adult populations in a variety of settings. She joined the Alzheimer’s Association in 2006 and serves as Director of Programs and Services. In addition to her work at the Alzheimer’s Association, Ms. Maher serves on a review committee for King County Adult Protective Services and on the King County Elder Abuse Council. She gives presentations locally, regionally and nationally to caregiver and professional groups on a wide variety of dementia issues.
Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, is a clinical neuro-psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders and is currently the Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He received his degree from Colorado State University and completed a fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Rhoads has held a variety of clinical, teaching and research positions and has published in the area of neurocognitive functioning in Alzheimer’s disease.
Myriam Marquez is a retired attorney and public defender, and the first diagnosed individual to serve on the Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors She is also one of ten Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisors. As an advisor, Myriam brings a unique perspective on living with younger-onset, early-stage Alzheimer’s and is making significant contributions to key efforts of our organization, including advocacy, research, program and consumer awareness initiatives. Myriam is also an accomplished stage and screen actress, sailor, world traveler, mom and grandmother.
Carl Leon, King County Search and Rescue Volunteer, has volunteered for King County Search and Rescue for close to 25 years, and participated for several years in a specialized program for tracking/finding missing dementia patients and autistic children. King County Search and Rescue, 100% volunteer, is one of the largest search and rescue organizations in the country with over 700 volunteers, and also one of the busiest: we respond to a mission every 3 days, on average. In 2012 we had 118 missions, volunteered almost 15,000 mission hours, and drove over 130,000 miles in our personal vehicles, not including training missions.