Public Premiere of Too Soon to Forget

Susan Frick

Susan Frick

Yvonne Gage

Yvonne Gage

Troy VanAken

Troy VanAken

discussion panel

Discussion Panel

Audience

Tonight was a first step. An amazing first step but this is really just the beginning for Too Soon to Forget.”

Susan Frick, Executive Producer of Too Soon to Forget and Social Worker at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

“This is an amazingly powerful piece of work! It bring light and so much information on the topic of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s. This documentary needs to be spread far and wide to support families dealing with this disease and to bring a common understanding around the world!”

“The documentary really opened another side of the disease I had never thought of…the everyday challenges of the person and their families.”

“I like the fact that the film showed, how the person with Alzheimer’s feels. This is something my sister has not been able to articulate.”

“My mother passed at 95. She had memory loss 5-6 years. She and my dad loved to dance and your segment made me wish I had danced with her during that time. This was an outstanding documentary.”

Comments from the Audience

On Sunday, November 5, 2017 over 500 people gathered at Elmhurst College to see the first public showing of the documentary Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. After the screening Susan Frick, Executive Producer of Too Soon to Forget and Social Worker at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, led a panel discussion of the themes for the documentary – loneliness, adjustments and the healing power of community. The panel consisted of:

  • Dan Gasby, Narrator for Too Soon to Forget, Television Media Sales Executive, Producer, Author and Caregiver
  • Dr. Raj Shah, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center
  • The Rev. Shawna Bowman Pastor, Friendship Presbyterian Church and painter of the Without Warning Artwork
  • Ted Kay, President, TMK Productions, Inc. and Director of Too Soon to Forget.

During the film’s credits, which were met with a standing ovation, Yvonne Gage sang live “In Times Like These.”

Her version of this song closes the documentary with its perfect message– Everyone needs someone to lean on.

Elmhurst College partnered with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and TMK Productions to host this event and Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel was the perfect location.

Elmhurst College President Troy VanAken was in the audience and introduced the evening.

Stay tuned for future showings of the film Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease