The Alzheimer's Stories: Debbie & Andrew / by Jamie Courville

A linguist told me "squirrels" is the hardest word to say in the English language. I started a project called Squirrels Stories for the things that are difficult to talk about.

Debbie’s mother has advanced Alzheimer’s Disease. Every time Debbie visits, she is hoping her mother is having a good day. 

Sadly, soon after this was recorded, Debbie’s mother Elmeree Elliott passed away.  

Andrew is a Biologist doing research to better understand how Alzheimer’s Disease works, and he hopes to impact the disease.

Squirrels Stories by Jamie Courville is a collection of stories; it is a place for things that are difficult to talk about; it is where these amazing audio portraits were originally published.

Jamie Courville spent twelve years in the film business wearing one hat or another on projects large and small, including  continuity for Muppets, editing video art and documentaries and founding a video collective. These days, she likes to record the voices and faces of people who are seldom heard and strive to get them to places where they will be. You can find her on Twitter here