Play shines the light of comedy on Alzheimer's disease

Play shines the light of comedy on Alzheimer's disease

Play shines the light of comedy on Alzheimer's disease

Updated 27 February 2013, 14:16 AEDT

Sundowner is an Australian play that explores issues to do with Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia.

The play brings attention to the stories of many Australian families who live through the frustration of dealing with the brain disease.

But there are many light moments in the play as well, finding safe humour in the deep connections between family members.
 
Sundowner's Syndrome remains one of the great mysteries in science, whee many suffering Alzheimer's become more confused and disoriented when the sun goes down.
 
Sundowner is developed with assistance from Alzheimer's Australia and will tour Australia from March 5. 
 
 
Presenter: Phil Kafcaloudes
 
Speakers: Helen Morse, lead actor, Sundowner; Kate Denborough, director, Sundowner
 
 

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