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"You're Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don't" DVD - Individual/Family

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  • Lee Gorewitz with her caregiver Norma
  • Lee Gorewitz
  • Lee Gorewitz by the front door of her Alzheimer's & Dementia Unit
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You're Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don't is the first documentary to be filmed entirely in an Alzheimer's care unit, and also the first told entirely from the perspective of a woman living with Alzheimer's disease.  The film received its national television broadcast on PBS' Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens series, and has garnered acclaim from both medical professionals and film critics. Here is a synopsis of the film:

In Danville, California, Lee Gorewitz wanders on a personal odyssey through her Alzheimer’s & Dementia care unit.  From the moment she wakes up, Lee is on a quest – for reminders of her past and of her identity.  A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness, You're Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don't is filled with charismatic vitality and penetrating ruminations that challenge our preconceptions of illness and aging.  Here is one extraordinary woman who will not let us forget her, even as she struggles to remember herself.


"This riveting film grabbed my attention immediately and held it through the final scene. When it ended I felt sad -- not because of the subject matter but because I wanted to spend more time with this unique and endearing woman with whom I'd fallen in love. I missed her, so I turned around and watched the  entire movie again." - Marie Marley, Huffington Post



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DVD Release Date:
March 2012

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  1. Eye Opening 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Dec 2014

    The movie is very well done. Heartbreaking at times, but definitely something that should be viewed by those who are care takers.

  2. This film is fantastic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Oct 2012

    An unsparing look at the highs and lows of living with dementia in an assisted living facility. Lee Gorewitz is a true star and demonstrates that people with dementia can be vital and experience lots of joy and other finer emotions.

  3. A Great Way to Learn More About a Mysterious and Debilitating Mental Condition 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jul 2012

    This is a very interesting documentary that lets you get inside the head of an Alzheimers patient. It's captivating, humorous, sad and puzzling. I found it more mind-bending than Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The film does a great job of simply observing what's there, rather than pushing an agenda. I think having previous experience with people with Alzheimers allowed me to relate to and appreciate the film more, but this would be a great introduction to the condition if you've never witnessed it. Well done! It is quite riveting!