March 29, 2018

Care Available for Full-Blown Alzheimer’s Patients, But What About Those with Mild Memory Loss?

WHAT: The Science on Screen® series, matching film topics with expert speakers, launches today

Speaker: Dr. Oscar Lopez, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Pittsburgh and director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Brain Training and Exercises Wellness (BRiTE) Program

While home and facility care are available for people with severe dementia, those with mild cognitive disorders often have fewer resources. The speakers will share the latest in memory loss research and explain the physical, intellectual and artistic tools they use at the BRiTE Program to assist with keeping mentally alert.

Film:  Marjorie Prime, about memory loss and artificial intelligence assisting with retaining memories, as well as family interactions/reactions

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, March 29

WHERE: The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, PA  15143

HOW:  An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which supports Science on Screen at 37 cinemas nationwide

LOOKING AHEAD: A film/speaker event once a month through June (four total)

The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen® series has enhanced film and scientific literacy with this popular program, which launched at the Coolidge in 2005. In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and its pioneering nationwide film program, the Coolidge has expanded Science on Screen to dozens of cinemas nationwide, reaching a wide, non-specialized audience.

The Tull Family Theatera 501(c) (3) Pennsylvania nonprofit, is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh. Supported by diverse revenue streams from private, public, corporate and foundation funding, the theater counts the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Huntington Bank, Esmark and the Bouchard Family, more than 600 individuals and its patrons among its donors. Their support helps to sustain and expand programming at an independent cinema in Sewickley offering two screens and an event/performance space.

Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman,, cell 412.671.1456