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Dementia family caregiver documentary-1st official trailer!
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2022 9:56 PM
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We've got our first official trailer for the upcoming dementia family caregiver docuemtnary "Wine, Women, and Dementia." We're still going through the sound design and professional color, but this first trailer givers you a taste of the film to come.

I hope you enjoy it!

YouTube link:

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2022 11:05 PM
Joined: 8/24/2020
Posts: 271

Wow! So psyched! It's awesome!
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:21 AM
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Posts: 65

So excited to see the completed production! Trailer was wonderful.
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 6:46 AM
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Lickety, this is so exciting! Love the trailer, can't wait for the film. It's an honor to be on these boards with you!
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 7:26 AM
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Looks great Lickety.  You have every reason to be proud and can't wait to see the whole thing!
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 7:31 AM
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I'm hooked.
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:03 PM
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Lickety.     That was beautiful, good job. Iam looking forward to the rest. Thank You, Hugs Zetta
Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:45 PM
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I like the title. Is the next one “Beer, Men, and Dementia”?

Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 3:19 PM
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Thank you for watching, everyone, and your praise. I gotta tell 'ya, I had the vision, but it was the editor who worked for practically peanuts that wrangled 85 hours worth of footage down to a beautiful movie of love, devotion, frustration, humor, and heartbreak. I sometimes feel like I'm draped in borrowed feathers when I get all the praise!

I can't wait until the sound design and professional color are done, it's going to look and sound even better! Once that's complete we will start applying for festivals, and I hope by early next year we may have some offers for distribution. So getting it out to the general public is still a little ways away, but stick with us, it's coming!

Until then, we'll probably have another trailer or two to release. I really hope this film shows the world that life happens on the way to death, and that dementia life is just as deserving of compassion, humor, devotion, and love while walking that path. That dementia folks and their caregivers are worth their time to stay connected to, understand, support, and celebrate.

I'll keep you posted!

Oh, and Michael, we did have one male caregiver (Matt Perrin), and he drank a beer (a really crappy one). Hehe!

Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:43 PM
Joined: 8/24/2020
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Michael Ellenbogen wrote:

I like the title. Is the next one “Beer, Men, and Dementia”?

Too funny, Michael! When my DH accompanies me to visit my mom in her memory care he never fails to bring along a beer or two. Claims it's the only thing that can get him through. We definitely need that movie too. Lickety....? 

Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:56 PM
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This looks so good and so validating! I can't wait to see it!
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 5:31 PM
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I can't wait to see it! Thank you Lickety and team!
My mom thanks you too. <3

Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 5:38 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
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II honestly  think beer is part of my survival.  May be its my dementia  but I could not live a day  with out it. It calms me down.
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 9:36 PM
Joined: 12/11/2018
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Lickety- I finally got a moment to watch and it’s great, of course! What a wonderful way to pay all your struggles and triumphs forward in Stage 8. And what a tribute to your mom. I’ll bet she is beaming (and toasting you and your sis?!) right now.

Looking forward to sharing it widely once the full doc is done. Predicting many CG watch parties in the future. 

Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2022 10:02 PM
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Wow!  Can’t wait to see this. It looks amazing.
Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2022 12:28 AM
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I strongly recommend subscribing to the Youtube channel:

Lickety is posting extra footage from the documentary and it's WONDERFUL stuff! Funny, heartbreaking, insightful. It's good stuff. Go take a look! 

Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2022 1:07 AM
Joined: 4/7/2019
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Wow, what a great trailer! I can't wait to see the whole thing.

I did cruise through to look at all of the "extras" (how could I not?) I agree completely with what BassetHoundAnn says.

Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2022 6:33 AM
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Looks good. Interested to see more.
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 1:40 PM
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Holy cow! This looks GREAT! Fabulous trailer and now I have your blog bookmarked. You go! Thank you!!!
mommyandme (m&m)
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 2:17 PM
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So wonderful! I’m so excited.
wyoming daughter
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:48 PM
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Woohoo!!! can't wait!
Jo C.
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 6:12 PM
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Very, very good and really excellent quality to the filming.   I so hope you will be making a couple more films.  (Don't forget to give alzconnected a mention.)

How did you get the funding for this - it has to cost a fortune to do this as well as it has been done.

And . . . wouldn't it be nice if you could team up in one film for the big truth about the needful elderly/aged in our society with dementia issues and what is really and not really happening.   

Being in my profession and having been in contact with so many people from so many walks of life, I would like to see some film actually take into account those without adequate assets, male caregivers as well as women; not everyone cute and well put together.  So many earlier past films were of those who have adequate to generous assets; not true of the majority. 

Younger caregivers with so many challenges and uber stress on a daily basis, but also with basic energy than the very elderly caregivers who are doing the same with less do not have in reserve.  The realities are not pretty and are painful.  Breaks my heart.

The saddest part for me have been the older carers who live on social security or other lesser incomes and the challenges when burned out and yet still in the trenches striving and striving.  Many not in the best of living situations all together. 

Those are the invisible and they need to be made very visible and often.  Consciousness needs to be raised in this oft news media lauded self-entitled society of ours that seems to have sprung up moreso of late. And of course to needle the politicians who cannot just give it lip service or ignore it altogether.

I think my biggest disappointment is how our leaders in power ignore the older population; the aged have no big voice. Not a powerful enough voting bloc I guess.   (AARP is not the big loud voice we need.)

Would it not be wonderful if one of the First Ladies actually made the aged population her "thing?"   Of course, not the cutie pie images children make for First Lady photo ops, but such a person could get SO much done and it would also get a lot of press to get things rolling and changed. 

Can't even get the DC wits to do away with the three day acute hospital stay criteria before getting to go to rehab; especially now when hospitals are permitted long stay patients to be coded as "outpatients" which means that only Part B outpt. benefits apply and NO insurance coverage for the patient days in the hospital that Part A would have paid for, which means the patients get billed for it  AND cannot go to rehab despite being in the hospital for days and days.  We had a Member here whose LO was in the acute hospital for ten days, they were transferred to rehab only to find out days later, their LO had been coded as an outpatient for ten days and rehab would not be covered; it was out of pocket including having to cover the acute hospital billings as Part A was not in place for inpatient status.  Ten days!   Just so wrong. 

The film is done really well and will get a lot of airing and be successful I think.  Please give some thought to the next ones you will do and the population needing the input they do not get.  You are doing a very good service; I am not able to do what you do and  really admire your capabilities - now; go for more!  Hey; think Michael Moore type dynamics for one of the future films.

I can see you now in my mind's eye chasing down the politicians down . . .  gads; that would be a scene, wouldn't it?  Dare you!  Ha.


Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 6:45 PM
Joined: 2/1/2018
Posts: 1002

I said it before and I’ll say it again:  Lickety, you better start working on your acceptance speech for the best documentary feature Academy Award.   And on the red carpet when they ask “who” are you wearing?, you can smile and say, “Why it’s washable, no iron WalMart of course; I’m a caregiver.” 

Great trailer! Can’t wait for the big show!

Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 8:05 AM
Joined: 3/12/2022
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This looks awesome!  I don't know why but I have never had such a happy disposition regarding the disease as you have. To me the disease has just been sad, and dealing with a LO that is so difficult has been a nightmare. It has only caused me sadness, worry, and frustration. I never have had the laughs that I saw in your trailer. Sometimes my spouse who was my LO's caregiver for about a year has told me funny stories.  I hope that your movie can make me not feel like that this is the worst thing that can happen to a person and their family.
Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 8:10 AM
Joined: 6/1/2020
Posts: 62

Wonderful!  Well done and really communicates the inside story of what it’s like to be a caregiver, day in, day out, and the ups, downs and sideways of it all.  Great work.  I am so looking forward to seeing the whole thing.