Alzheimer's Disease On Stage & Film

February 20, 2014

Nancy Reagan described it as “the long goodbye”: the slow and agonizing loss of one’s memory and identity that comes with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease, and now the new production “Absence” at Boston Playwrights’ Theater brings that stark statistic into perspective.


  • WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen saw the show recently.
  • Tim Armour is the president and CEO of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.


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