Learning to Listen is the First Step to Understanding

(BLOOMINGTON) – Watch a free viewing of “Love Is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness”

You may know someone who is living with dementia. After all, over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which is just one type of dementia.

Isolation, both emotional and social, is a large issue with people living with dementia. Learn how to listen and connect with these community members at the free viewing of the documentary “Love Is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness” at 10 am or 6:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 6 at the Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington.

This is the documentary’s first viewing in the United States of America and all are welcome. Michael Verde, the producer for the documentary and founder of Memory Bridge, will speak after the screenings.

The event will include a story reading of a local dementia-friendly act of kindness in Bloomington along with an art exhibit from artists in the area that will be displayed an hour before and after the Buskirk screenings.

Additional art will be shown the Monroe County Public Library and the Monroe County History Center. The History Center will continue to display art for the month of September.

This documentary was created through a partnership of three organizations dedicated to combating the emotional and social isolation of people living with dementia: Memory Bridge, IU Health and Dementia
Friendly Bloomington.

To learn more about this documentary, please visit https://www.memorybridge.org/the-films/.