Senior Home Care Blog - Western Cook & Eastern DuPage Counties

Play Explores Dementia's Effect on Families

By Jackie Raschke, CDP

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affect not just the patient, but the entire family. The Grove Players of Downers Grove explore this reality in “Too Much, Too Much, Too Many,” playing at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave. in Downers Grove, Feb. 16-18 and 23-25.

“Too Much, Too Much, Too Many,” written by Meghan Kennedy, is the story of a wife and daughter following the decline and death of their husband and father from Alzheimer’s disease. While described as bittersweet and poignant, the drama also offers a dose of humor – something that is important to maintain while dealing with the reality of dementia.

Following each performance, Jackie Raschke, certified dementia practitioner from Home Helpers Home Care, will answer questions about Alzheimer’s and dementia and offer information about the resources available to patients and families.

“Dementia affects so many families in so many different ways,” Raschke said. “People need to know they are not alone, and that there are services and resources available to help them and their loved ones.”

Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Lincoln Center between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Tickets also are available at Evelyn Jane Boutique, 1008 Curtiss St. in downtown Downers Grove, and they can be reserved online at groveplayers.org.

For more information, visit groveplayers.org or call (630) 415-3682.