MONSTER IN THE MIND is a feature length documentary that investigates the untold truth behind the world’s most feared disease – Alzheimer’s Disease.

Upon discovering that she is at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s herself, filmmaker Jean Carper, medical journalist and bestselling author of Your Miracle Brain, embarks on a journey to face her fears and to find out all she can about the condition. What she uncovers is the astonishing story of a disease shrouded in mystery and branded with an outsized sense of doom and fear reminiscent of the most sensational science fiction, horror, and disaster movies.

Featuring interviews with leading researchers, MONSTER IN THE MIND offers an unprecedented look at the truth and fiction of Alzheimer’s, its origins, the failed searches for a solution, and a surprisingly upbeat vision for saving yourself and the world from dementia.

Please join us for a screening of this film, co-sponsored by the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Stanford Center on Longevity. This event is free and open to the public, however we we ask that you please register for planning purposes.


THURSDAY, MAY 18 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Film Screening
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Q&A with Jean Carper, Dr. Victor Henderson, Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology and director of the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), and Dr. Frank Longo, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology


If you will be attending the screening, please register by clicking the link below. This event is free and open to the public.


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