A Journey with Alzheimer's Disease
I KNOW A SONG
In 1985 I had written the story of my mother, Ellamae Siemer's 16 year journey with Alzheimer's disease. It had begun when I was merely 25 years old.
And so, over a four year period to raise the money I wrote foundation proposals, begged, secured 16 mm film tails from studios and made it happen. Through my friend’s film expertise and generosity I put together a crew and a three day shoot, followed by a seven month edit! To every one of those friends and contributors I remain so grateful. I Know a Song came to life. A 23 minute short. It is a story of how we lost her memory, but the love survives.
The American Film & Video Festival in 1988
First prize in geriatrics at The American Journal of Nursing Media Festival
FInalist – The Dallas Film Festival
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – for the Pathologists in Alzheimer’s
USIA United States Information Agency Tour of Norway, Sweden, Finland