Interview with Monica Jorge: On Documenting Alzheimer’s and Dementia Within Her Family

This past April, Monica Jorge was awarded the Alexia First Place Student Grant for My Grandfather’s Keeper which intimately documents the sacrifices of senior spouses unprepared for care taking. By focusing on the experience of her own grandmother, Jorge provides an account of how a wife became a nurse and the difficulties that lie in this new life.

In this new interview with Jorge, we discuss what this project means, how she is accomplishing it, and what impact she hopes it will have. Continue reading

6 Questions for Alexia Student grantee Alcee Walker

Alcee Walker received the 2015 Alexia Foundation Student Award of Excellence for his project “Pain of Love,” a documentary about his own dysfunctional family in West Palm Beach, Florida. It is a story of “the emotional legacy of a broken family and the lasting effects of childhood trauma.” Continue reading