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Coping with Alzheimer’s, Together and Apart

Directed by:Maureen Towey

Walt and Aline Zerrenner have been married for 52 years, but they no longer live together because of Aline’s struggles with Alzheimer’s. They have found a range of coping mechanisms to deal with her memory loss. In 360 video, join them as they tackle a typical day.

Maureen Towey

Maureen Towey is a director, producer, and visual journalist working across mediums. At The New York Times, she is the Senior Producer for The Daily 360 and a producer of long-form virtual reality for NYT VR. In the music world, Towey worked as Creative Director for Arcade Fire on their Grammy award winning album, The Suburbs. She directed Black Mountain Songs with a premiere at BAM in New York and subsequent performances at the Barbican in London. As an ensemble member of Sojourn Theatre, she leads radical community engaged arts events including Throwing Bones, Finding Penelope, and most recently, The Islands of Milwaukee. She has been recognized as an AOL/PBS MAKER, a Princess Grace fellow and a Fulbright scholar (South Africa).

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