Film shot in Newark shedding light on Alzheimer's

A movie crew moved into The New Community Corporation Extended Care Center in Newark to shoot a film that will hopefully shed some light on

NEWARK - A movie crew moved into The New Community Corporation Extended Care Center in Newark to shoot a film that will hopefully shed some light on those suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia.

Director and producer Ralph Scott is loosely basing the film on his own family, and his father who suffered from dementia.

Facility administrator Betty Lawson says about 35 percent of residents at the center are suffering from the disease. "I'm hoping the film will let everyone realize you do not have to be afraid or ashamed to say you or your loved ones have Alzheimer's or dementia," said Lawson.

New Community Corporation Extended Care Center Social Cinema Project/"Barbasol" Film Maker Ralph Scott New Jersey are Alzheimer's Association

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Fire crews responded to a serious crash in 1 Driver crashes in South Bound Brook
2 Hundreds march in solidarity in Red Bank
The crash occurred around 12:45 p.m. Saturday in 3 Small plane crashes in residential area; pilot injured
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 4 New Jersey Weather Forecast
Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized 5 Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized chaos'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE