Nearly 20-years later, the 1993 Gordon Central graduate is fulfilling her dreams and making a difference in the lives of those battling Alzheimer’s disease.
Lutz, who now lives in Los Angeles, is currently working on a documentary called “Ageless Art,” which focuses on arts programs for Alzheimer’s disease patients.
“I feel like this is an extremely important documentary, and we are currently looking for funding,” she said. “We will be looking for grants from organizations, corporations, foundations and donations from individuals that believe that our elders suffering from Alzheimers and dementia, and their caretakers, deserve to live with dignity and joy.”
The film explores such mediums as abstract painting, storytelling and music as a means of self expression by seniors with Alzheimer’s.
“Having seem some of my own family members succumb to Alzheimer’s and dementia, I understand the immediate need for research in order to find a solution to these diseases,” Lutz said. “But before we find a cure for Alzheimer’s, it’s important to find ways to help our elders live with dignity, even while suffering from the disease.”
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