Alzheimer's Onstage: New Works Explore Personal Stories Behind The Disease

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Two works now onstage in two different cities are both tackling the stories behind Alzheimer's disease. One is a new opera in Philadelphia that tells those stories from the patients' point of view. The other is a play by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan that's making its Broadway debut. It tells the story of a family struggling to help a relative with dementia.

Jeff Lunden (@jefflunden) reports the works will resonate with millions of Americans.

This segment aired on September 27, 2018.


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