'Forget Me Not': A community event around healthy aging and dementia care, screens May 20
The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) invites you to attend Forget Me Not, a stage play depicting the experience of Alzheimer’s and dementia care in the life of an African American family. A screening of the play and a discussion led by the director takes place on Friday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Sacramento’s Guild Theater, and will also be live-streamed.
The event aims to raise awareness of healthy brain aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and research and resources available to help communities age gracefully. The play highlights the impact of dementia on caregivers, family and friends.
“This event is an exciting collaboration between UC Davis Health and diverse community partners and reflects the university’s commitment to health equity,” said Elizabeth Vasile, director of CTSC’s Health Equity Resources and Outreach (HERO) program. “We are dedicated to developing culturally appropriate and community-informed activities to support healthy aging, especially in historically underserved communities.”
About Forget Me Not
Forget me Not is a play about dementia and dementia care and the impact on individuals and families in the African American community. It was originally produced and performed as live theatre in venues across the country. During the COVID-19 pandemic, playwright and director Garrett Davis made it available in video format for communities and non-profits to use.
Davis will introduce the play and lead the panel discussion with UC Davis Health experts, family caregivers, research participants and community leaders.
5:00- 6:00 PM: Light dinner, socializing and resource sharing at Esther’s Park (3408 3rd Ave, Sacramento)
6:00- 8:30 PM: Performance screening, speaker panel and community conversation at Guild Theater (2828 35th St, Sacramento)
Participation is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Register here.
For more information, contact HERO@ucdavis.edu or call 916-734-3746.
This event is sponsored by the CTSC HERO program and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The UC Davis CTSC receives support from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (award TR001860).