Alzheimer's Disease: Remembrance of Things Present


Alzheimer’s Disease affects millions of Americans – whether the one who is stricken with the disease, a caregiver of a spouse or parent, or a close friend. Watching someone slip away with Alzheimer’s is heartbreaking. In these moments of sadness, especially as you approach the holidays, there can be moments of joy and celebration.

Join Peter Maeck, a renowned writer, photographer, teacher and speaker, as he takes on you on a journey through the ecology of family in this heartwarming virtual event: Remembrance of things Glacial, Remembrance of things Maternal, and Remembrance of things Present. In prose, poetry, and his own photographs, Peter celebrates his father's brave, good-humored struggle with Alzheimer's Disease, while tracking his own journey from despair to acceptance to ultimate embrace of his dad's condition. Despair is lifted by the power of poetry, pictures, music, and love which break down cognitive impediments by freezing time initially then melting it, enabling a coming-together in a middle realm between what has gone before and what is yet to be.


When: Tuesday, November 17

Time:  11:00AM EST | 10:00AM CST | 9:00AM MST 


Expert Presenter: Peter Maeck

peter-maeck-1Peter Maeck is a writer, photographer, teacher, and speaker. His plays and dance scenarios, including for Pilobolus and MOMIX Dance Theatres, have been produced in New York City, Europe, and Africa. Peter has ghostwritten books on business and healthcare, published by McGraw-Hill and Oxford University Press. He has created training and motivational programs for corporations worldwide. Peter served as a U.S. State Department Cultural Specialist in Tanzania and Morocco. His photographs are in private collections and international galleries.

Peter has presented "Remembrance of Things Present" at multiple TEDx events and mental health conferences. It is published as book by Shanti Arts Publishing. Other TEDx Talks include "A Finer Madness," about reconciling with depression, and "Cradle and All," a lyrical treatment of loss and grief. Peter's current project, "The Mind of Mumbai," combines poetry and photographs to reveal attitudes toward mental health in India, with the aim of reducing taboos against professional behavioral counseling in that country and elsewhere.