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12.09.2014

Miller Faculty Members Host Film Screening to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness

To help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, the University of Miami Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology and Volunteers of America Florida hosted a screening of the “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” documentary on December 2 at the Regal Cinemas on Miami Beach.

The film chronicles Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease while on the road for his farewell tour.

The screening was followed by a panel discussion. The film’s director, James Keach, producer Trevor Albert and Miller School of Medicine faculty, led by Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., professor and Olemberg Chair of Neurology, answered questions about Alzheimer’s research and caregiver support services.

“We were delighted to host this film along with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Volunteers of America,” said Sacco. “Glen Campbell is a country music icon and his willingness to help get the word out about Alzheimer’s is invaluable. His openness and vulnerability in sharing his struggle will leave a lasting memory.”

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