Dr. Anna Fisher, Director of Education at Hillcrest Health Services, is leading the panel discussion at the sneak peek screening of the documentary film, “Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts” at Aksarben Cinema on January 25 at 4 p.m. The Omaha premiere offers the local community an opportunity to see the film prior to its nationally-televised debut on PBS. Dr. Fisher co-produces and hosts “Now What?”, an award-winning program focusing on elder care and dementia that has aired on NET for the last five years.
“This documentary shows us real-life examples of the effects of memory issues, which have become a major health crisis facing our nation today,” Dr. Fisher said. “After the movie, viewers will hear from a panel of professionals on the importance of this issue, latest developments in dementia resources and the urgent need to put resources toward treating and curing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.”
A certified dementia practitioner, Dr. Fisher is the president of the Consortium of Dementia Alternatives, and is a subject matter expert in quality and nursing services education. An adjunct professor at Bellevue University, Dr. Fisher teaches in the Masters Health Administration program and was awarded the prestigious Maenner Award for Professorship in 2012. Dr. Fisher holds an undergraduate degree in human resources, a graduate degree in business management, and a doctorate in health administration.
The documentary is produced by TPT National Productions and supported by Home Instead Senior Care and Leading Age Nebraska. For more information and to watch the film, check NET listings or visit http://www.pbs.org/tpt/alzheimers-every-minute-counts/home/.