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NeuroFilmFestival Contest
Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 12:22 PM
Joined: 12/6/2011
Posts: 3326

(Source: American Academy of Neurology) - With only a few weeks until the deadline, the American Academy of Neurology Foundation is reminding everyone affected by brain disease to submit a short video to its 2012 Neuro Film Festival, telling your story about why more research is needed to cure brain disease. Winners could receive up to $1,000 and a trip to New Orleans. The deadline to enter is January 31, 2012, at http://www.NeuroFilmFestival.com. 



"Every video helps us make the case as to why more research is needed to help find a cure for the one in six people affected by brain disease," said Dr. John Mazziotta, Chair of the American Academy of Neurology Foundation's Board of Trustees. 


The third annual Neuro Film Festival aims to raise awareness about the need to donate money for research into finding a cure for brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's, stroke, autism, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis. More than 200 films have been submitted since the Festival began.

For more information go to: http://patients.aan.com 


Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 12:50 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 182

Thanx Mim. This sould be a fantasic opportunity for some of our members.


My disclaimer:
I'm not a professional in this area, only a person with AD that cares about others and can express myself yet. Diagnosed at age 58 in Stage 5, now appear firmly in Stage 4 for now- wonderful meds! I 'm 62 now..

We encourage you to call the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline

1-800-272-3900 . Ask for a Care Consultant who will be available

Helpful hints for slowing the progression:

  1. Get Early detection
  2. Start the required drug therapy
  3. Avoid stress
  4. Mediterranean diet with antioxidants and Omega 3
  5. Mental and physical exercise

LATER... Tom


Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 10:59 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 514

Thank you so much for this information.  I hope you are submitting a great video presenting your case for the value of research.

I encourage everyone that has the means to look into submitting a video.

IRIS,    I seem to remember something about your involvement in local audiovisual, contacts, or something like that...???  Or am I confused with my info?  It certainly wouldn't be the first time!  LOL.

Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 3:10 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18723

Geegee, what a memory you have!  Yes, I did say that in the early 1990s I learned audiovisual with my local cable company.  That company is no longer in business, and I'm sure audiovisual has advanced a lot in the past 20 years.   Now, I'm trying to figure out how to use my digital camera. 


I think this film festival is a good idea.  I think someone posted the winning admissions a couple of years ago. 




Iris L. 

Posted: Sunday, January 8, 2012 2:10 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 514

It's too bad we are on opposite sides of the continental U.S. And can't collaborate.  I don't know where to begin.   


If I had more time, I could have asked my son.   


I'll just be interested in seeing who enters and whose story is selected. 

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