Award-winning Glen Campbell Documentary ''I'll be Me'' private showing in Boerne, TX

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December 08, 2014
In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness month, Morningside Ministries will host a free private showing of the nationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary, “I’ll be Me.” The film features Glen Campbell and his family as he tours the nation after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. The film will be shown at the Boerne Starplex Cinema on December 9 and December 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Reserve your seat by December 8 to Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs (830) 816-4900.
 
The documentary aims to highlight Campbell’s journey as a musician with Alzheimer’s and also document his last tour, “The Goodbye Tour,” on the road with his family. Campbell was told to “hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable,” but instead he picked up his guitar and prepared to travel the nation, ultimately giving 151 sold-out shows.
 
Alzheimer’s disease, the most prevalent form of dementia, has become an epidemic in the United States. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than breast and prostate cancer combined. Five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and women are at the epicenter of the epidemic, constituting two-thirds of the people affected.
 
The increasing number of Alzheimer’s patients directly impacts and challenges the caregiver industry. In 2013, the Alzheimer’s Association reported that 15.5 million family and friend caregivers provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Due to the physical and emotional burden of caregiving, nearly 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high, and more than one-third report symptoms of depression.
 
“Caregiving is complex and trying for anyone who assumes this role. One critical aspect of this challenging journey is the lack of education and training that one receives along the way.” said President of mmLearn.org, Maria Wellisch. “ mmLearn.org is dedicated to providing practical information for families who find themselves on this journey. That’s why we are so pleased to support the screening of this film which explores the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease and possibly helps others in reducing the sense of isolation that is often experienced with caregiving.”
 
For media credentials please call 210-734-1176 or email Kristen Perez at kristen.perez@mmliving.org.
 
About Morningside Ministries
Morningside Ministries is San Antonio’s oldest and largest not-for profit, faith-based, senior care organization dedicated with the specific mission of “Caring For Those Who Cared For Us.” Morningside Ministries has served the San Antonio community since 1961 with Morningside Ministries at the Meadows, Morningside Ministries at The Manor, Morningside Ministries at Chandler Estate and Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs. Today we continue to serve over 800 residents in retirement, assisted living, nursing and memory care. Stay connected with Morningside Ministries on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, visit www.mmliving.org
Menger Springs, visit https://www.mmliving.org/communities/menger-springs-boerne-tx
The Meadows, visit https://www.mmliving.org/communities/the-meadows-san-antonio-tx
The Manor, visit https://www.mmliving.org/communities/the-manor-san-antonio-tx
The Chandler Estate, visit 
https://www.mmliving.org/communities/chandler-estate

 
Contact:
Kristen Perez
210-734-1176