Keys Bags Names Words: Premiere Screening (USA)

Event Details

Promotional image for the documentary, "Keys Bags Names Words"

Dementia is one of the greatest fears of people today. This documentary shifts that narrative of fear and hopelessness to one of hope and action.

There are things we can do as individuals to reduce our risk of developing dementia. There are ways to connect meaningfully with our loved ones, even if they no longer recognize us. We can live a high quality of life after diagnosis. 

Keys Bags Names Words shows intimate profiles of people living with dementia and their care partners. You’ll meet doctors discussing what you can do in your life to support brain health and prevent cognitive decline. And you’ll meet musicians and artists, scientists and policy experts from around the world engaged in a bold approach to tackling one of the greatest global challenges for health and social care in the 21st century, dementia and brain health. This film is not a lament to loss, but a quirky and inspiring celebration of the human spirit.

On September 7, join director Cynthia Stone and special guests for the United States premiere of Keys Bags Names Words at the legendary Vogue Theater in San Francisco—an evening you won't want to miss! A panel discussion will follow the screening.


  • Jill Harmon: care partner featured in the film
  • Jennifer Merrilees, RN, PhD: Clinical Nurse Specialist & co-creator of the hear/say project
  • Bruce Miller, MD: A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Neurology; Director, Memory and Aging Center; Founding Director, Global Brain Health Institute, UC San Francisco
  • Cynthia Stone: Producer & Director
  • Cliff Mayotte (moderator): Oral historian & co-creator of the hear/say project


This event is open to the general public.


Tickets available here.


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