By Danny Yarnall
The My Alzheimer’s Story Project, a seven-city tour gathering interviews with everyday Americans dealing with and researching Alzheimer’s, completed filming in Philadelphia this summer.
Documentary filmmakers Zach Jordan, Peter Schankowitz, and their crew partnered with Penn Memory Center and AARP, and traveled around the country conducting more than 80 interviews for the film. These interviews will also be used by University of Pennsylvania researchers to gain insight into patients and direct individual care.
Jordan’s previous film, Carpe Kilamanjaro (2016) documented his father’s and his own journey as his father battled with Alzheimer’s and served as inspiration for the MyAlzheimer’s Project.
Jordan, 42, sat down with AARP to discuss the takeaways and what he learned meeting with a diverse group of Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers from Los Angeles to Philadelphia.
“Nobody has ever done anything like this before, so it’ll be very interesting to see how it pans out,” he told AARP.