Lauren Munilla Guin & Ronald Lyster Janella Rosenthal Lucy & Anthony Turrisi An Award-Winning New Mexican Filmmaker Carol Hawkins Kurt & Melissa Ronacher Jessica Fish Kimberly Best Jaime & Rose Pabon Roberta Schain Michelle Lutz Dorothy & Dwight Finkel Jill & Theodore Nelson Susan Bardwell & Frank Scalise Dudley A. Eppel, Jr. Michelle Doe Andy Weinheimer & Sue Eyler
Michael & Martha Montano
Barbara & Lee Mendel Kenneth Tiffany Edwin Baxter
Thomas & Joy White Susan & John Quinlan Victoria Pelak, MD
The Brain and Vision Fund wishes to thank our generous donors! The funds have helped support a student researcher and research presentations on Posterior Cortical Atrophy at National and International Conferences. Donations also made it possible to hire two summer interns beginning June 10, 2019, Stephanie Serva & Vishal Krishnan. Thank you for making a difference for people with PCA.
PCA Summer Interns – Stephanie Serva & Vishal Krishnan
Summer PCA Research Interns Presentations
CBS News Interview
October 24, 2018: Rare Form of Alzheimer’s Affects What The Eyes See – CBS News Interview of Dr. Pelak & Robert Yetz: Click Here
To be a beacon of hope and refuge for all persons affected by Posterior Cortical Atrophy
To serve those affected by Posterior Cortical Atrophy by providing in-person meetings and a virtual space for support, information, and resources
Dementia Resilience – Jill Lorentz Podcast with Dr. Pelak
Take a listen to Dementia Resilience with Jill Lorentz podcast with an interview of Dr. Pelak discussing Posterior Cortical Atrophy and other episodes to help people with PCA and their care partners. Click here: DRwJL & Dr. Pelak – PCA Podcast
NEW FILM ABOUT LIVING WITH POSTERIOR CORTICAL ATROPHY May 8 to Jun 30, 2020
An award-winning independent filmmaker and Director, Ann Bromberg, has released a film entitled Painting Gray about artist Brian O’Connor, who has PCA. The filmmaker and Brian O’Connor and Brian’s wife, Iva Morris, invite you to “buy a ticket/donation to the Guild Cinema” to watch online. A percentage of the donations will go to the Colorado Brain and Vision Fund to help support PCA research and the Colorado PCA Support Group. The cost is minimal ($5). See below for the link to the film.
SUMMARY OF THE FILM
Painting Gray is an intimate biographical sketch of a renowned Native New Mexican painter as he redefines himself in his art studio while battling a progressive brain disorder, PCA, or Posterior Cortical Atrophy. This compelling narrative is unique in its presentation through the cinematic language that focuses on the stigma of the disease, both personal and professional, within a vibrant art community. The outcome of Painting Gray reveals the short and long-term effects of PCA through the mind of master painter Brian O’Connor.