How do you want to be remembered?
Blue Moon illuminates the devastating consequences when an aging American patriarch, thrust into the role of caretaker to his wife suffering from Alzheimer’s, is forced to chose how to live his life. The two adult Mitchell daughters and their partners come together to celebrate their father’s birthday. They are forced to confront what is right, what is best, and who gets to decide when it comes to their mother’s Alzheimer’s.
A daughter who wants to fix something too broken. A sister who is unable to comprehend its gravity. A father who has nothing left to give.
These stories are not new and unfortunately happen all too frequently. More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s are expected to cost $355 Billion by 2050. More than 11 million Americans providing unpaid care for people with dementia. The impact on mental and financial health of the family, particularly caregivers, is significant.
Blue Moon confronts unseen horrors happening in American families today that struggle to manage the care of a family member with dementia, while also taking care of their own mental and financial health.