This Play Illustrates the Realities of Alzheimer’s Disease

It educates communities about the neurodegenerative condition.

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not/Photo courtesy of African Americans Against Alzheimer’s

Millions of Americans are intimately familiar with Alzheimer’s disease, either through first-hand experience or as a caregiver. But for many more, the neurodegenerative condition lives only in the abstract.

Forget Me Not, a play directed by Garrett Davis of the Forget Me Not Project, seeks to illustrate the struggles of those afflicted by the disease, and its impact on relationships with friends, family members, and the community. The play will be performed in Boston twice on June 17.

The show is presented by the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s, which strives to arm communities with the advocacy tools necessary to end Alzheimer’s. African Americans are two to three times more likely than Caucasians to get the disease, which currently has no cure, treatment, or prevention.

The play is sponsored by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, which aims to accelerate Alzheimer’s research.

After each showing on the 17, Davis will be joined by a panel of Alzheimer’s experts to discuss community resources and new research.

Free, 6/17, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Boston,