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Keys Bags Names Words, a new documentary about hope in aging and dementia

  • 21 Sep 2023
  • ZOOM


  • (+GST in Australia)
  • (+GST for Australian members)
  • Free

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Come and hear from Cynthia, the Director and Veronica Rojas, who is an artist undertaking a Fellowship at the Global Brain Health Institute to investigate the impact of art and music on dementia as they speak about the film, before you view it. Any research into the impact of art and music on dementia is welcome and the film will be thought-provoking for members.

Keys Bags Names Words shows intimate profiles of people living with dementia and their care partners. You'll meet doctors discussing what you can do in your life to support brain health and prevent cognitive decline. And you'll also meet musicians and artists, scientists and policy experts from around the world engaged in a bold approach to tackle what has become one of the greatest global challenges for health and social care in the 21st century, dementia and brain health. This film is not a lament to loss, but a quirky and inspiring lens on the human spirit. For more information, visit the Keys Bags Names Words website.

Meet Cynthia Stone, the Keys Bags Names Words Director, to find out how this film came about, and the important role the arts play in the documentary. And meet Verónica Rojas, an artist determined to improve the lives of adults with dementia through art projects that help them connect with themselves and others, live full creative lives and gain a sense of accomplishment and dignity.


Cynthia Stone has been creating social justice documentary-style pieces for nearly three decades. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, her work has appeared regionally on KQED, and nationally on PBS, The BBC/PRI, and The Discovery Channel, among others. She has won multiple regional Emmy, Society of Professional Journalists, and Press Club awards. Having covered education, the environment, health, poverty, and equity issues, she's inspired to highlight people and programs finding solutions to seemingly intractable problems. The wisdom and humor of those in this film helped her better connect with, and care for, her own mother throughout her aging process from her vital active years through her memory loss. Teaming up here with award-winning Oakland-based, feature-film editor and co-producer, Linda Peckham.

When: Thursday 21 September 2023
Time: 11am - 12pm AEST (9am HKT & WA, 1pm NZT)
(6pm, 20 September, San Francisco time)
Duration:  Intro 15 mins + film 85 minutes
Where: ZOOM
Cost: Members $20, Students free, Non-members $25 (+GST in live in Australia)
Open to: all ANZACATA members
Will the event be recorded:  Yes

Note: A link to the film will be emailed to participants the morning of the event which you can watch after the meeting. The film will be accessible for 1 week from 21 September to 28 September.

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