His Neighbor Phil film about Alzheimer’s disease at Maefair Health Care Center
On Tuesday, March 22, from 2-4 p.m., Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Court, Trumbull, and SYNERGY HomeCare will present His Neighbor Phil, the story of Harvey (Daniel Roebuck), a man whose wife Mary (Stephanie Zimbalist) has early onset Alzheimer's disease.
The film depicts the effects of the disease not only on Mary but also the entire family and their community. While the film deals honestly with the realities of the disease, it focuses most of its attention on the tireless work of the caregivers.
"We wanted the film to be a true telling of what families go through when Alzheimer's or other dementia symptoms become part of their life," writer/director Scott Thompson said. "But even more than that, we wanted to show the truth that love outlasts even the worst realities of life, including Alzheimer's disease and that it is love which sustains them when everything else seems to be gone."
Space is limited. RSVP to reserve your seat by Friday, March 18 at 203-459-5152. Afternoon refreshments will be served.