Swan Song by Rick Gershon & Caitlyn Greene

September 19, 2013

The excellent Media Storm has posted this poignant, heartbreaking account of the Greer family and how they cope when Marilyn Greer is diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia.

This is an honest account of the effect of this devastating diagnosis, and how one family copes.

The Greers grew up as a 3-woman unit. This mother-daughter team was nicknamed “The Greer Girls.”

When Marilyn is diagnosed with dementia at age 58, her daughters refocused their lives to care for her during her most precious years.

As Marilyn’s disease progresses, the girls struggle to care for a woman who is less and less like their mother. Together, they navigate the unknown while balancing their personal lives until they are forced to make a heartbreaking decision.

Published: September 19, 2013


Credits

Director of Photography: Rick Gershon
Producer: Caitlyn Greene
Additional Cinematography: Caitlyn Greene, Bret Curry
Associate Producer: Arkasha Stevenson
Graphics: Joe Fuller
Executive Producer: Brian Storm

The Alzheimer’s Association
Frontotemporal Dementia
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

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