The Frederick County Senior Services Division is co-sponsoring a free movie event to raise awareness of the issues surrounding caregiving and dementia. A screening of “What They Had,” will take place from 1 – 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, Frederick Community College.
Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress Hilary Swank, EMMY and Tony Award winning actress Blythe Danner, with Michael Shannon, Robert Forster and Taissa Farmiga, “What They Had” centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Shannon) urging to deal with her mother’s (Danner) Alzheimer’s and her father’s (Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.
Following the screening, an expert panel will discuss dementia, caregiving, and ways to help the community to become more Dementia Friendly. The event is in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, AARP – Maryland, Frederick Community College and the Frederick County Senior Services Division.